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South African Society for Microbiology Awards

July 14, 2016 | East London, South Africa

From July 10 to 13, 2016, the South African Society for Microbiology (SASBMB) held its 25th congress at the East London International Convention Centre, South Africa. Conviron and its distributor, AnSI Co. were proud to be supporters of the conference. The conference marked the Society’s 40th anniversary and the Centenary of the University of Fort Hare.

Conviron and AnSI Co. were also delighted to sponsor the poster awards for this year’s meeting for the fields of Protein Biochemistry, Plant Biochemistry, and Non-Communicable Diseases. The awards were presented at the July 13 gala by Professor Brett Pletschke from Rhodes University, Professor Carminita Frost from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and Professor Marc Cox from University of Texas at El Paso.

Congratulations to all the winners and to the organizing committee on an excellent congress.

Protein Biochemistry Awards
Presented by Dr. Pletschke

Protein Biochemistry Awards - 1st place winner: Christiaan Swanepoel

1st | Christiaan Swanepoel*

Plant Biochemistry Awards
Presented by Dr. Frost

Plant Biochemistry Awards - 1st place winner: Sara Wighard

1st | Sara Wighard

Non-Communicable Diseases
Presented by Dr. Cox

Non-Communicable Diseases - 1st place winner: Mateen Wagiet

1st | Mateen Wagiet


2nd | Lizelle Lubbe

2nd | Lisa Kelbe

2nd | Alexis Neumann


3rd | Ash Parker

3rd | Michael Mcoyi

3rd | Saffiya Habib


*Prof Pieter Swart received the award on behalf of Christiaan Swanepoel

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