Postgraduate students

PhD candidates

MS Tanja Smith, BSc (Hons). MMedSc: Production of avian influenza H6 virus-like particles in tobacco for use as vaccines

Ms K Sepotokele, BSc, BSc (hons), MSc:  Development of plant produced virus-like particles displaying the spike glycoprotein of infectious bronchitis virus as potential vaccines


MSc candidates

Ms Belinda Peyrot, BTech (Vet Tech), MSc:  Molecular characterization of Clade H5N8 HPAI virusses causing outbreaks in terns (Thalasseus spp. And Sterna spp.) in South Africa

Ms Thandeka Phiri, BA (Biotechonology), MSc (Biotechnology):  mproving detection method of Avian influenza virus (AIV) in bird surveilance


Dr Ziyanda Qwalela, BVMCh, MSc (Vet Tropical Diseases):  Risk mapping to strengthen surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza in South Africa



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