Head of Department

Prof P Tshepo Matjila

BSc (Medunsa) MSc (Veterinary Science) and PhD (UP)
HOD/Associate Professor: Parasitology

Prof PT Matjila

Office
Room 2-37, Paraclinical Building, Onderstepoort

Telephone
+27 12 529 8230

Email
[email protected]

ORCID
0000-0002-1101-2897

Research interests

  • 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

Research output/publications

  • 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)

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa
  • Member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology

Collaboration

National:

  • ARC-OVI
  • University of North West

International:

  • Utrecht University (Netherlands)
  • Freie University (Berlin)
  • University of Montpellier (France)
  • National Agricultural Technology Institute (Argentina)
  • University of Agriculture Makurdi (Nigeria)

Industry:

  • Intervet
  • Clinvet
  • ProtActivity

NRF rating

  • C3

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.

 

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