Postdoctoral Fellows

  Dr Kazeem Alaynade

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 63 033 3574
  jkadekunle2@gmail.com
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Microbiology
  My research activities are focused on solving problems around antimicrobial resistance profiling of pathogens; developing biopharmaceuticals against infectious diseases; and understanding fungi-endobacterial interactions
Subject group: Microbiology
Research group: Environmental Microbiology and Agricultural Biotechnology

  Dr Anja Erasmus

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 82 550 3762
  23599235@student.g.nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Environmental Parasitology, Data Management of South Africa’s Marine Parasite Collection
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Joshua Izegaegbe

  Postdoctoral fellow
  joshizegs@gmail.com
  PhD Zoology
  Estuarine and Marine ecotoxicology; Trace metal pollution and bioaccumulation studies; Sediment and water quality assessment; Ecological and human health risk assessments; Biomarkers and estuarine zoobenthic studies
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health 
Subject group: Zoology (main), Environmental Management
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Russell Yong

  Postdoctoral fellow
  rqy.yong@uqconnect.edu.au
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Fish parasitology and Taxonomy and Systematics of Trematodes in Marine Fishes
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Niké Jacobs

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  nike.jacobs@nwu.ac.za
  Building G23, Room G07, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Social science - quality of life, community engagement, qualitative social research, and development economics.
Affiliations
Research group: Climatology Research Group

  Dr Bianca Greyvenstein

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 83 644 8085
  biagrey90@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room G14, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Mantodea of South Africa and Biodiversity of Insects in Agricultural Settings
Affiliations

  Dr Zaakirah Jeeva

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 299 2486
  Zaakirah.Jeeva@gmail.com
  Building E5, Room G10, Potchefstroom
  PhD Urban Planning
  Adminstrative Spatial Reform
Affiliations

  Dr Oluwatosin Akinyemi

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 73 278 1050
  tosin2667@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room 217, Potchefstroom
  PhD Food and Industrial Microbiology
  Food Safety; Mycotoxicology; Antimicrobials; Microbial Ecology
Affiliations
Subject group: Microbiology
Research group: Agricultural Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology

  Dr Lizaan de Necker

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  lizaan.denecker@gmail.com
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Effects of Climate Change, Anthropogenic Pressures and Natural Phenomena e.g. Droughts and Floods on Aquatic Biota in Freshwater Ecosystems.
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject groupZoology
Research group: Water Research Group

  Dr Oladayo Idris

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 299 2501
  oladayo.idris@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany
  Plant scientist with years of extensive experience in ethnobotany and ecotoxicology research and teaching. Project leadership skills, as well as personal management, team-player abilities, and results-driven. A dedicated researcher with a track record of
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Soil Ecology Ecotoxicology and Microbiology

  Dr Tomi Adetunji

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 73 357 7414
  lois.olatunji@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room 140, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany
  Nutritional profiling, phytochemical analysis, and pharmacological evaluation of indigenous African medicinal plants
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany

  Dr Hannes Erasmus

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 285 2279
  22119809@mynwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Freshwater ecotoxicology, especially on effects of mining activities on freshwater environments.
Affiliations
Sub-programmes: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Fortunate Phaka

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 71 436 6065
  mafetap@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room G36, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Interactions between South African frog- and reptile biodiversity, and indigenous cultures.
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology

  Dr André Tiawoun Makuete

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 78 185 4339
  aptiawoun@gmail.com
  Building A12, Room G35, Mahikeng
  PhD Botany
  I am currently a postdoc with a Doctoral degree in Botany. My qualifications include 9 years of experience tutoring and lecturing various botany courses and managing a large group of students.
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Environmental Management 
Subject group: Botany

  Dr Prosper Opute

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 60 484 6227
  ashibudike.opute@uniben.edu
  Building E6, Room 121, Potchefstroom
  PhD Physiology and Ecotoxicology
  My research focus is ecotoxicology (at the cellular and organismal levels) with bias for aquatic (fish) and terrestrial (earthworms) organisms.
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Soil Ecology Ecotoxicology and Microbiology

  Dr Aline Acosta

  Postdoctoral fellow
  alineacosta1@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room 123, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Taxonomy, systematics, and phylogenetic relationships of monogenean parasites of freshwater and marine fishes
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Tsepo Ramatla

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 299 2521
  21205450@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G15, Potchefstroom
  PhD Animal Health
  Zoonotic diseases, Bacterial Drug Resistance
Affiliations
Subject groupZoology

  Dr Frank Tatsing Foka

  Postdoctoral fellow
  +27 18 389 2416
  frankeric2023@yahoo.fr
  Building A12, Room G38, Mahikeng
  PhD Biology
  Microbial Genomics; Microbial Proteomics and Vaccinology
Affiliations
Subject group: Microbiology
Research group: Virology

  Dr João Silva

  Postdoctoral fellow
  +27 79 740 5312
  j.msilvabot@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room B08/09, Potchefstroom
  PhD in Evolution and Diversity
  Trophic ecology; Plant-soil Interactions and Transfer of Metals
Affiliations
Subject groups: Environmental Management (main); Botany
Research group: GeoEco Lab

  Dr Sutapa Adhikari

  Postdoctoral fellow
  +27 73 807 8554
  sutapaa4@gmail.com
  Building A12, Room G35, Mahikeng
  PhD Botany
  Application of Plant Morphometrics in Taxonomy; Pollution Studies; Plants as ‘green’ filters in polluted environments
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany

 


  Dr Nanamhla Gwedla

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 73 070 9948
  Nhanagwedla@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room 305, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Social-ecological systems researcher. Specialization: Urban ecology and urban forestry research. Research interests:  Green infrastructure, Ecology of cities, Urban sustainability, Environmental justice, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Knowledge co-producti
Affiliations
FNAS SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences
Subject group: Botany