CMEG bids farewell to one of its top researchers, Dr Angel Valverde

Posted on July 04, 2017


After a successful 5 year fellowship at the University of Pretoria Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, Dr Angel Valverde has moved to the University of the Free State.

Dr Angel Valverde graduated from the University of Salamanca in Spain. After a period of posdoctoral research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), the IRNASA-CSIC (Spain), and the Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (University of the Western Cape), he joined the University of Pretoria Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics in 2012. During his tenure as a C2 NRF-rated researcher, Dr Valverde has co-authored 25 research papers and has supervised a number of Master and Doctoral students. Dr Valverde’s research interests are primarily in the area of microbial community ecology.


We are very sorry to see him go”, said Don Cowan. “He has been a very important part of the success of CMEG, and we will miss his enthusiasm, his expertise and his guidance. We wish him well in his new position at the University of the Free State, and hope that we can maintain a very strong and productive collaboration in the future.”


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