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Doctoral graduations

N. Adams (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Investigating the role of cyclic nucleotide gated channels in plant-pathogen interactions.

Supervised by Dr K. Denby

L.J. Atkinson (Zoology)
Ecosystem effects of demersal trawl fisheries on benthic infaunal, epifaunal and fish communities of the southern Benguela system.

Supervised byEmeritus Professor J.G. Field, A/Professor A. Jarre, Dr L.J. Shannon and Honorary Professor L. Hutchings

B.C. Backeberg (Oceanography)
Modelling the mesoscale variability in the greater Agulhas Current System using aHybrid Coordinate Ocean Model.

Supervised by Professor C.J.C. Reason

M.G. Balarin-Pieters (Zoology)
Comparative laboratory study of photo-acclimation in selected dinoflagellate and diatom species of the Benguela ecosystem.

Supervised by Professor J.G. Field, Dr G. Pitcher and Dr R. Barlow

C.B. Barnett (Chemistry)
Developing methods to construct ring pucker free energy hypersurfaces applied to the analysis of glycosidase enzyme catalytic mechanisms.

Supervised by A/Professor K.J. Naidoo

N. Beeton-Kempen (Molecular and Cell Biology)
P450 Biochips: development of a protein microarray platform for investigating cytochrome P450 clinical drug metabolism.

Supervised by Professor J.M. Blackburn

L.K. Blamey (Zoology)
Ecosystem effects of a rock-lobster 'invasion': comparative and modelling approaches.

Supervised by Professor G.M. Branch and Dr É. Plagányi-Lloyd

N. Burls (Oceanography)
The role of ocean dynamics within tropical Atlantic climate variability.

Supervised by Professor C.J.C. Reason and Dr P. Penven

S. Carter (Environmental and Geographical Science)
Approaches to quantifying and reducing uncertainty in GCMs over southern Africa.

Supervisedby Professor B.C. Hewitson

H. Chiririwa (Chemistry)
Synthesis and characterisation of palladium (II), platinum (II) and gold (I) complexes and their biological activity.

Supervised by Professor J.R. Moss and A/Professor D. Hendricks

M. de Ponte Machado (Zoology)
Population dynamics of Great White Pelicans: causative factors and influence on other seabirds.

Supervised by Professor L.G. Underhill, Professor P.G. Ryan, Dr R.J.M. Crawford and Dr R. Bowie

A. de Vos (Zoology)
Being breakfast: anti-predator behaviour of cape fur seals Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus in relation to exceptional predation by white sharks Carcharodon carcharias around Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa.

Supervised by Dr J. O’Riain

J.E. Decker (Geological Sciences)
Landscape evolution and equilibrium in southern Africa: Insights from cosmogenic noble gases in Karoo dolerites and geospatial analyses.

Supervised by Professor M.J. de Witt

E.C. Elson (Astronomy)
A multi-wavelength study of the dwarf galaxies NGC 2915 and NGC 1705: star formation, gas dynamics and dark matter.

Supervised by Professor R.C. Kraan-Korteweg and Professor E. de Blok

G. Everest (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Selective isolation and characterization of indigenous actinobacteria, with particular emphasis on the Genus Amycolatopsis.

Supervised by Dr P. Meyers

M. Galimberti (Archaeology)
Investigating the use of oxygen and carbon isotopes and sclerochronology on Turbo sarmaticus and Donax serra for palaeoenvironment reconstruction at Pinnacle Point, South Africa.

Supervised by Professor J.C. Sealy

B.P.G. Galvão (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Bacteroides fragilis interactions with the collagen type I component of the host extracellular matrix.

Supervised by A/Professor V.R. Abratt and Dr M.S. Rafudeen

E.O. Gbobaniyi (Environmental and Geographical Science)
Transferability of regional climate models over different climatic domains.

Supervised by Professor B.C. Hewitson and Dr B. Abiodun

G. Goro Gonfa (Physics)
Hall effect in printed nanoparticulate silicon networks.
Supervised by A/Professor D.T. Britton and A/Professor M. Härting

J.R.A. Gray (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)
Algebraic exponentiation and internal homology in general categories.

Supervised by Professor G. Janelidze

K.E. Hadley (Molecular and Cell Biology)
An investigation into the role of acetylation and ligand-dependent nuclear localisation in glucocorticoid receptor transcriptional regulation.

Supervised by Professor J.P. Hapgood

R. Huddy (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Molecular Characterization of the Vibrio Midae SY9 extracellular alkaline serine protease and its role in the previously observed probiotic effect on the growth of Haliotis Midae.

Supervised by Associate Professor V.E. Coyne

G.O. Hughes (Environmental and Geographical Science)
Advancing habitat suitability modelling approaches for use in climate change impact assessment and conservation.

Supervised by Professor B.C. Hewitson, Dr G. Midgley and Dr W. Thuiller

E.B. Inyangala (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)
Categorical semi-direct products in varieties of groups with multiple operators.

Supervised by Professor G. Janelidze

J.A. Kazembe (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)
Modelling the influence of rainfall variability and different grazing systems on the spatiotemporal dynamics and productivity of semiarid rangelands.

Supervised by Dr D. Richardson

S.D. Khanye (Chemistry)
Synthesis and antimalarial evaluation of gold thiosemicarbazone complexes and polyamine-thiosemicarbazone dendrimers.

Supervised by Professor K. Chibale and Dr G.S. Smith

S.P. Kirkman (Zoology)
The Cape Fur Seal: monitoring and management in the Benguela current ecosystem.

Supervised by Professor L.G. Underhill, Professor M. Bester, Professor R.J.M. Crawford and Dr J.-P. Roux

J. Kotze (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)
Forecasting and optimization in cosmology.

Supervised by Professor B.A. Bassett

B.R. Kullin (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Sucrose and oxalate metabolism in the human gut by Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus spp: physiological and diversity studies.

Supervised by A/Professor V.R. Abratt and A/Professor S.J. Reid

J.R.T. Lane (Computer Science)
Layered surface visualization through animated particles.

Supervised by A/Professor J. Gain

J. Li (Chemistry)
Supramolecular modification of selected antitubercular drugs.

Supervised by Professor M.R. Caira and Professor S.A. Bourne

C. Makitu Kivuvu (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)
On Doitchinov's quietness for arbitrary quasi-uniform spaces.

Supervised by Professor H.-P. Kunzi

R.S. Martins (Zoology)
Some factors influencing the transport of chokka squid (Loligo reynaudii d'Orbigny, 1839) paralarvae off the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Supervised by Dr C. Moloney, Dr M.J. Roberts and Dr E.A.G. Vidal-Furg

R.P. Matthews (Chemistry)
Ion pairing in aqueous metal sulfates and platinum group metal ammonium solutions.

Supervised by A/Professor K.J. Naidoo

P. Mensah (Chemistry)
Physicochemical studies of a novel adjuvant and conjugate vaccines.

Supervised by A/Professor N. Ravenscroft

M.M. Mogorosi(Chemistry)
Synthesis and characterization of nickel, palladium and chromium complexes as olefin oligomerization catalysts.

Supervised by Professor J.R. Moss and Dr G.S. Smith

M. Msimanga (Physics)
Development of a time of flight – energy spectrometer for applications in heavy ion-elastic recoil detection thin film analysis.

Supervised by A/Professor C.M. Comrie and Dr C.A. Pineda-Vargas

G. Mugumbate (Chemistry)
Enhancing the fight against malaria: from genome to structure and activity of a G-protein coupled receptor from the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae.

Supervised by Professor G.E. Jackson

R.A. Navarro-Canas (Zoology)
Energy Budget and foraging behaviour of the Cape gannet, Morus capensis, during the breeding season.

Supervised by Professor L.G. Underhill and Dr R.J.M. Crawford

M. Nelson-Flower (Zoology)
Kinship and its consequences in the cooperatively breeding Southern Pied Babbler Turdoides bicolor.

Supervised by Professor P.A.R. Hockey

P.G. Ngoma (Zoology)
The welfare value of inland small-scale floodplain fisheries of the Zambezi river basin.

Supervised by Dr J.K. Turpie

M.C. Pfaff (Zoology)
Land ahoy! Linking nearshore oceanography with larval transport, settlement and recruitment of intertidal invertebrates.
Supervised by Professor G.M. Branch

C. Phiri (Zoology)
Ecological aspects of the Macroinvertebrates associated with two submerged macrophytes in Lake Kariba.

Supervised by A/Professor J. Day and Professor M. Chimbari

S.N. Porter (Zoology)
Biogeography and potential factors regulating shallow subtidal reef communities in the western Indian Ocean.

Supervised by Professor G.M. Branch and Dr K. Sink

A.H. Prinsloo (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)
Applications of the Gauge Theory/Gravity correspondence.

Supervised by Dr J. Murugan

A.T. Raji (Physics)
Formation and dynamics of defects in pure and ion implanted ά-Titanium studied by quantum simulations.

Supervised by A/Professor D.T. Britton and A/Professor M. Härting

K.K.M. Ramaboa (Statistical Sciences)
Contributions to linear regression diagnostics using the singular value decomposition: measures to identify outlying observations, influential observations and collinearity in multivariate data.

Supervised by Professor L.G. Underhill

I.F. Riad (Astronomy)
A deep near infra-red survey along the Norma Wall.

Supervised by Professor R.C. Kraan-Korteweg and A/Professor P.A. Woudt

M. Richter (Physics)
A study in spherical accretion of self-gravitating fluids in a general relativistic framework.

Supervised by Professor R.D. Viollier, Professor A. Peshier and Dr G.B. Tupper 

M.J. Roberts (Oceanography)
Recruitment variability of chokka squid (Loligo reynaudii) – the role of the cold ridge, currents and retention on the Agulhas Bank, South Africa.

Supervised by Professor F.A. Shillington

J. Rohland (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Investigating the actinomycete diversity inside the hindgut of an indigenous termite, Microhodotermes viator.

Supervised by Dr P.R. Meyers

K. Schachtschneider (Botany)
Water sourcing by riparian trees along ephemeral riverbeds.

Supervised by Dr E.C. February and A/Professor J. Day

M.R. Scriba (Physics)
Synthesis and characterisation of doped silicon nanoparticles by hot wire thermal catalytic and spark pyrolysis.

Supervised by A/Professor M. Härting and A/Professor D.T. Britton

M.J. Silberbauer (Zoology)
Methods for visualising complex water quality data.

Supervised by A/Professor J. Day

B. Smith (Environmental and Geographical Science)
The late quaternary history of southern hemisphere Mediterranean climate regions in the Western Cape, South Africa and South Western Australia.

Supervised by Professor M.E. Meadows

J.M. van Rooyen (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Crystal structure of the large type III glutamine synthetase from Bacteroides fragilis.

Supervised by Professor B.T. Sewell and A/Professor V. Abratt

M. Varughese (Statistical Sciences)
Facilitating statistical inference for stochastic processes through the cumulant truncation procedure.

Supervised by Professor B.A. Bassett

J.A. Veitch (Oceanography)
Equilibrium dynamics of the Benguela system: a numerical modelling approach.

Supervised by Professor F.A. Shillington and Dr P. Penven

N.J. Verhoog (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Investigation of differential TNFα-induced interleukin-6 gene regulation by synthetic progestins medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and norethindrone acetate (NET-A) in human endocervical epithelial cells and the role of the unliganded glucocorticoid receptor.

Supervised by Professor J.P. Hapgood

P.K. Wallace (Chemistry)
Characterising learning in a demonstrator community serving first-year chemistry students at a South African university.

Supervised by A/Professor B. Davidowitz and Professor M. Rollnick

C.B. Winterbottom (Computer Science)
VRBridge: A constructivist approach to supporting interaction design and end-user authoring in virtual reality.

Supervised by Professor E. Blake and Dr J. Gain

N.T. Wood (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Modelling the evolution of HIV-1 protein-coding sequences with particular focus on the early stages of infection.

Supervised by Professor C. Seoighe 

Patents

Filed Applications

Anderson, K. and Hunter, R.Potent Chimaeric NRTI-NNRTI Bifunctional Inhibitors of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase. National Phase Patent Application South Africa 2010/7066.

Anderson, K. and Hunter, R.Potent Chimaeric NRTI-NNRTI Bifunctional Inhibitors of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase. National Phase Patent Application United States 12/933,757.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M.Assembling and Packaging a Discrete Electronic Component.  Provisional Patent Application South Africa 2010/06533.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M. Method of Producing Stable Oxygen Terminated Semiconducting Nanoparticles.  National Phase Patent Application China PR PCTIB2009051507.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M.Method of Producing Stable Oxygen Terminated Semiconducting Nanoparticles.  National Phase Patent Application Europe 09731057.7.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M. Method of Producing Stable Oxygen Terminated Semiconducting Nanoparticles. National Phase Patent Application India 7891/DELNP/2010.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M.Method of Producing Stable Oxygen Terminated Semiconducting Nanoparticles. National Phase Patent Application Japan 2011-508013.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M.Method of Producing Stable Oxygen Terminated Semiconducting Nanoparticles.  National Phase Patent Application Korea 10-2010-7025181.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M. Method of Producing Stable Oxygen Terminated Semiconducting Nanoparticles.  National Phase Patent Application South Africa 2010/08013.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M. Method of Producing Stable Oxygen Terminated Semiconducting Nanoparticles. National Phase Patent Application United States cf PCTIB09051507.

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M.Printed Temperature Sensor.  Provisional Patent Application South Africa 2010/06532.

Britton, D.T., HÄrting, M. And Odo, A.E.Inkjet Printing of NanoparticulateFunctional Inks.  National Phase Patent Application China 200980125104.2.

Britton, D.T., HÄrting, M. And Odo, A.E.InkjetPrinting of NanoparticulateFunctionalInks.  National Phase Patent Application Europe 09757969.2.

Britton, D.T., HÄrting, M. And Odo, A.E.Inkjet Printing of NanoparticulateFunctional Inks. National Phase Patent Application India 8580-DELNP-2010.

Britton, D.T., HÄrting, M. And Odo, A.E. Inkjet Printing of NanoparticulateFunctional Inks. National Phase Patent Application Japan 2011-512259.

Britton, D.T., HÄrting, M. And Odo, A.E. Inkjet Printing of NanoparticulateFunctional Inks. National Phase Patent Application Korea 10-2010-7029647.

Britton, D.T., HÄrting, M. And Odo, A.E. Inkjet Printing of NanoparticulateFunctional Inks. National Phase Patent Application South Africa 2010/08644.

Britton, D.T., HÄrting, M. And Odo, A.E. InkjetPrinting of NanoparticulateFunctional Inks. National Phase Patent Application United States 12/995,916.

Caira, M.R., De Villiers, M.M., Liebenberg, W. and Stienger, N. An InjectableFormulation.  Provisional Patent Application South Africa 2010/03966.

Caira, M.R., De Villiers, M.M., Liebenberg, W. andStienger, N. An InjectableFormulation.  Provisional Patent Application South Africa 2010/03966.

Caira, M.R., Liebenberg, W. and Stienger, N. Method of Producing a PolymophForm.  PCT Patent Application PCT PCT/IB2010/055808.

De Wit, M.J. and Gilder, S.A. The genesis of a Diamond.  PCT Patent Application PCT PCT/IB2010/001663.

Gorgens, J., Hitzeroth, I.I. and Rybicki, E.P. Method for Enhancing theExpression of HPV L1.  PCT Patent Application PCT PCT/IB2010/055979.

Hunter, R., Kaschula, C.H. and Parker, M.I. Organosulfur Compounds, aMethod of Making Organosulfur compounds and their Use for Inhibiting the Growth ofTumor Cells.  National Phase Patent Application Europe 09804634.5.

Illing, N., Stein, D.J. and Van Heerden, J.H. A Gene Expression Method forEvaluating a Psychiatric State.  PCT Patent Application PCT PCT/IB2010/050768.

Iyer, R., Machuka, J., Okoth, R. and Thomson, J.A. Method of IncreasingAbiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants.  Continuation-in-Part Patent Application United States C-I-P 12/773,463.

Iyer, R., Machuka, J., Okoth, R. and Thomson, J.A. Method of IncreasingAbiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants.  National Phase Patent Application China 200880120550.X.

Iyer, R., Machuka, J., Okoth, R. and Thomson, J.A. Method of IncreasingAbiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants.  National Phase Patent Application South Africa 2010/03212.

Jardine, M.A., Makhubela, B.C.E. and Smith, G.S. A Polymer Support.  PCT Patent Application PCT PCT/IB2010/002291.

Le, H. Hybrid technique for efficient medium access control in wireless sensor networks.  Provisional Patent Application South Africa 2010/00931.

O'loghlen, G.P. Flight Cost Optimization.  Provisional Patent Application South Africa 2010/07924.

O'loghlen, G.P. Flight Delay Prediction.  Provisional Patent Application South Africa 2010/06707.

Reid, S.J. Ostrich Feed Supplement.  Provisional Patent Application South Africa 2010/6209.

Rybicki, E.P. andVarsani, A.D. Chimaeric Human Papillomavirus 16 L1 Virus LikeParticles and a Method for Preparing the Particles.  Divisional Patent Application Japan 2010-137490.

Granted

Britton, D.T. and HÄrting, M. Doping of Particulate Semiconductor Materials.  National Phase Patent United States 7,763,530.

Chibale, K., Nchinda, A.T. and Sturrock, E.D. Angiotensin I-Converting Enzyme(ACE) Inhibitors.  National Phase Patent Europe 06744781.3.

Gammon, D.W., Le Roes, M. and Meyers, P.R. Streptomycete and BioactiveCompound Produced Thereby.  National Phase Patent South Africa 2009/00598.

Heath, L., Rybicki, E.P. and Williamson, A.-L. Beak and Feather Disease VirusSequences, Compositions and Vaccines and the Use Thereof in Therapy, Diagnosis andAssays.  National Phase Patent Europe 05708546.6.

Heath, L., Rybicki, E.P. and Williamson, A.-L. Beak and Feather Disease VirusSequences, Compositions and Vaccines and the Use Thereof in Therapy, Diagnosis andAssays.  National Phase Patent South Africa 2006/07741.

Rybicki, E.P. and Varsani, A.D. Chimaeric Human Papillomavirus 16 L1Virus Like Particles and a Method for Preparing the Particles.  National Phase Patent Japan 2004-506346.

 

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