Molecular characterisation of tick-borne pathogens
Tick and tick-borne diseases of companion and production animals
Development of Rapid Diagnostic Kits
Recombinant Vaccines of tick-borne pathogens
Professional and ademic and experience
Over 20 years experience as a researcher.
Over 15 years experience in teaching and learning
Over 5 years experience in Senior Management
Over 15 peer reviewed research publications.
Author and co-author of over 50 conference presentation
Subjects taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
Veterinary Parasitology (Protozoology and Ectoparasitology)
Member of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa
Member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
University of North West
Utrecht University (Netherlands)
Freie University (Berlin)
University of Montpellier (France)
National Agricultural Technology Institute (Argentina)
University of Agriculture Makurdi (Nigeria)
Awards and recognition
Senior NO Neitz award. Awarded for PhD thesis in parasitology. The 38th Annual Conference of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (Parsa). Magaliesberg Conference Center, South Africa. September 2009
Best Veteran poster presentation 2009. The 38th Annual Conference of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (Parsa). Magaliesberg Conference Center, South Africa. September 2009.
Nominated as one of the top ten researchers in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria in 2005.
Utrech/Delta scholarship to the Netherlands, in 2002 and in 2004
Best first time presenter. The 28th Annual Conference of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa, Upington South Africa. September 1999.