UP academic becomes first African elected to International Society of Microbial Ecology board of directors
Posted by: University of Pretoria
16 October 2018
Dr Thulani Makhalanyane, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria, has recently been elected to the board of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME). The board currently has 12 directors from the USA, Europe, South America, and Australia. At 34 years old, Dr Makhalanyane becomes the first African to join the prestigious board of directors, taking up a 4-year term from October 2018.