A Michel

Prof Anita Michel

BVSc (Germany) DVM (Germany) PhD (Utrecht)
Professor: Bacteriology

Prof Anita Michel

Office
Room 2-31
Paraclinical Building

Telephone
+27 12 529 8426

Email
[email protected]

ORCID
0000-0001-9240-2653

Professional and academic experience

  • 28 years experience as researcher and laboratory diagnostician
  • 7 years experience as research programme manager
  • 6 years experience as technical manager of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories

Professional memberships

  • Member of the South African Veterinary Council
  • Member of the Southern African Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • Member (Treasurer) of the Organising Committee of the 12th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics in Durban, South Africa, 9 – 14 August 2009

Subjects taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  • Veterinary microbiology and bacterial pathogenesis
  • Veterinary Infectious Diseases
  • One Health: basic concepts and advanced level

Research interests

  • Bacterial zoonoses with an emphasis on bovine tuberculosis
  • Veterinary diagnostics
  • Wildlife/livestock/human interface
  • One Health

Collaboration

National:

  • Stellenbosch University
  • National Zoological Gardens
  • SANParks
  • ARC-OVI
  • Kwazulu/Natal Nature Conservation Services
  • National Institute for Communicable Diseases

International:

  • Utrecht University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Georgia
  • North Carolina State University
  • CIRAD
  • Friedrich-Loeffler Institute
  • SACIDS

Industry:

  • Prionics (Zurich, Switzerland)

Postgraduate Students

Graduated Students

Student Name

Supervisor/Co-supervisor

Institution

Master’s/PhD

Year

1. Sabine Eschenfelder

Co-supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

1998

2. Manfred Tanner

Co-supervisor

University of Leipzig, Germany

Dr med vet

1999

3. Maretha van der Merwe

Co-supervisor

Tshwane University of Technology

Master’s

2006

4. Theresa Sethusa

Co-supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2007

5. Ingrid Roussow

Co-supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2010

6. Mzwandile Dube

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2012

7. Boitumelo Modise

Co-supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2013

8. Nhamo Nyanhongo

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2013

9. Mcebo Dlamini

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2013

10. Miriam Maas

Co-supervisor

Utrecht University

PhD

2013

11. Kerushini Govender

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2013

12. Tiny Hlokwe

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

PhD

2014

13. Angela Brϋns

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2015

14. Bongekile Ndwandwe

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2015

15. Jacoba Dongo

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2015

16. Noma Gcebe

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

PhD

2015

17. Jolly Musoke

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

PhD

2016

18. Jescah Munjere

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2017

19. Josephine Chileshe

Supervisor

University of Pretoria

Master’s

2017

 

Currently enrolled students

Name of student

Degree enrolled for and date of first registration

Project title

Supervisor

Co-supervisor(s)

Michael Kaysay-Ghebremariam

PhD; 2012

A study of prevalence and risk factors of bovine tuberculosis in livestock and humans in Eritrea

V Rutten

Anita Michel

Molefe Tladi

MSc; 2015

Circulating M. bovis at the wildlife/ livestock interface in northern Botswana

Anita Michel

Ferran Jori

T Hanyire

MSc; 2014

Pilot Project to study the prevalence of tuberculosis in domesticated African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) and their handlers in the Victoria Falls and Livingstone area

Anita Michel

Chris Foggin

Chimbwandwe

MSc; 2014

Prevalence of M. aviumd subsp. paratuberculosis in communal sheep in the Eastern Cape

Anita Michel

N/A

Elise van der Heijden

PhD; 2015

Immunopathogenesis and diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in cattle and buffalo

Victor Rutten

Anita Michel

Andre Nhambir

MSc; 2015

Survey on bacterial diseases of zoonotic importance in cattle,
goats and humans in LNP,
Mozambique

Anita Michel

N/A

John Mongovoyo

MSc, 2014

Prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in African buffalo in the Chobe National Park, Botswana

Anita Michel

N/A

Karen Gerber

MSc, 2014

Changes to the provision of bovine tuberculosis testing in England and the effects on veterinarians and farmers

Anita Michel

N/A

Petronillah Sichewo

PhD, 2016

Zoonotic tuberculosis transmission at the wildlife/livestock/human interface

Anita Michel

Erick Etter

Nomawethu Masina

MSc, 2016

Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis detection in ovine faecal samples using pooled fecal culture and species verification by PCR

Anita Michel

Tiny Hlokwe

Annelize Jonker

PhD, 2017

Infectious causes of abortion

Anita Michel

Peter Thompson

Desiree Mazwi

MSc, 2017

Patterns of longitudinal M. bovis shedding in cow’s milk

Anita Michel

 

Gillian Declerq

MSc, 2017

Human Health Risk Factors of Informal Slaughter, focussing on Brucella abortus, in small scale farmers of Gauteng

Anita Michel

N/A

Research output/publications

  • 96 peer reviewed research publications
  • 5 chapters in books
  • author and co-author of 104 conference presentations

Click here to view a list of publications.

NRF rating

B2

Awards and recognition

  • Rated among Faculty's top 10 researchers every year since 2011.
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