Application of carbohydrate macromolecules in food and pharmaceutical industries and environmental associated applications.
Exploration of various carbohydrate and other phytochemicals extraction methods and technologies.
Environmental sustainability and waste conversion for carbohydrate macromolecules.
The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. The university is organised into nine faculties and a business school. A 2010 report by the Centre for Higher Education Transformation identified the university as a top research-intensive university in South Africa. The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is the largest of its kind in Africa. This diverse faculty is renowned for its expertise in forestry and agriculture, food systems, biotechnology, life sciences, and mathematical and statistical sciences. The Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, established as a merged department in 2018, was originally separate departments stemming from the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology and Plant Pathology.