Journey of our Scientists
Our scientists have come from the Biopharming Research Unit (BRU) at the university of Cape Town (UCT), as well as our technician Lulamile being from CPUT. They have since sorted themselves into their niche areas, with Francisco heading up the cloning and small-scale expression (upstream) and Scott steering the protein purification and processing (downstream). Maureen is our lab manager and helps ensure our inventory is stocked and assists with infiltration, growing of the cultures as well as quality testing and purification. Our bursary student Asanda is still finishing off her Master’s and is helping out every Friday with infiltration and purification.
Stay tuned to this page to find out the latest stories of our scientists struggles and triumphs, as well as interactive chats, tips and tricks.