Ms Nokuthula Tlalajoe
Position
Lecturer
Department
Office of the Dean: Health Sciences
Address
Health Sciences Education
IB G14
R6293
UFS
Telephone
051/401-7769
Office
Francois Retief Building: Block A
Information

Short CV

    •Leadership and management of student academic and development

    •Leadership and management of student academic support

    •Postgraduate supervision and teaching

    •Staff development session presenter

    •Undergraduate teaching

    •Research

    •Committee representation

    •Service Learning

    QUALIFICATIONS

    •Current: PhD in Higher Education Professions (University of the Free State)

    •2011-2013: M.Sc. (Cum Laude) Biochemistry (University of the Free State)

    •2010-2011: B.Sc. Honours in Biochemistry (University of the Free State)

    •2007-2010: B.Sc. Biochemistry (University of the Free State)

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    •Jan 2016 - currently:  Lecturer:  Division Health Sciences Education (UFS) and acting HoD on several occassions

    •Jan 2015 - Jan 2016:  Lecturer:  Dept. Biochemistry, (NWU)

    •Jan 2013 - Dec 2014:  Jnr Lecturer:  Dept. Biochemistry, (NWU)

     LEADERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT

    Academic

    •2016: Faculty of Health Sciences Course for newly appointed Lecturers

    2014: Professional Teaching Training for Experienced Lecturers for teaching situational analysis, Curriculum, integrated interactivity learning environment and teaching and assessment strategy in a blended learning environment

    •2013: Management Experiential Centre Workshop by Experiential Technologies competent to compete

    •2013: Academic Support Services for New Lecturers (Phase 2)

    •2013: Academic Development and Support for New Lecturers (Phase 1)

    •2012: Social Events Project (Organizing of social events at the Dept. of TIA/Extreme Biochemistry Platform)

    •2012: Habitable Planet Workshop 2012 (Invited to give a talk on Origins of Life)

    •2012: SASBMB/FASBMB Congress (Poster presentation)

    •2012: Lasec (Manual Liquid Handling)

    •2011: Exchange Program (Nominated to go to Germany, Gottingen at the Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular to acquire Basic Introductory Bioinformatics skills)

    •2011: MERCK (Laboratory Safety and Chemical Grades)

    •2011: International Conference on Carbon Cycling in the Deep Crustal Biosphere

    •2010- 2012: Student Assistant Dept. of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology 

    •2009: Residential First Years Committee (Assisting in 1st years events) 

    •2009: Residential Social Committee (Assisting with social events) 

    •2009: Residential Academia Committee (Mentor to B.Sc. students in Natural Science) 

    •2009: Student Leadership Development Program (Leadership skills: An Introduction, Group Dynamics and Managing stereotypes, Value-Driven Leadership, Public Speaking and Presentation skills and Roles of Student Leader in

    Publications

    Article Number PMC5015936

    Title of Article: Whole Genome Comparison of Thermus sp. NMX2.A1 Reveals Principal Carbon Metabolism Differences with Closest Relation Thermus scotoductus SA-01

    Title of Journal G3 Genes Genomes Genetics

    Volume 6(9)

    All Authors in Order Appearing on Output Walter J. Müller, Nokuthula Tlalajoe, Errol D. Cason, Derek Litthauer, Oleg Reva, Elzbieta Brzuszkiewicz, and Esta van Heerden

    Status Published in year 2016

    Web Address https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5015936/

    Applicant`s Contribution: The results published are my Masters Study experimental work, written up by W Muller Page from 2791-2797.

    Publications (Short List)

    Whole Genome Comparison of Thermus sp. NMX2.A1 Reveals Principal Carbon Metabolism Differences with Closest Relation Thermus scotoductus SA-01

    Walter J. Müller, Nokuthula Tlalajoe, Errol D. Cason, Derek Litthauer, Oleg Reva, Elzbieta Brzuszkiewicz, and Esta van Heerden

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5015936/

     

     

    Multiple transitions of undergraduate first-year students in the MBChB programme: expectations, experiences and emotions (Manuscript)

    N Tlalajoe, M.Sc. Biochemistry (Cum Laude); M P Jama, BCur, PGDCH, MHE, PhD

     

    Research

     Postgraduate supervision

    Masters (1) in progress

     Own research activities

    Minding the Gap: Integrative learning (2018) 

    Forum Presentation: 2018. Multiple transitions of undergraduate first-year students in the MBChB programme: expectations, experiences and emotions

    Designing a social learning and integration mentorship framework for the undergraduate first year medical students at the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UFS (Exploratory project and PhD research project)

    PhD experimental research at NWU: Effect of antioxidants from Human Breast Milk on cell proliferation of Fibroblasts and 143B (Article in process)

    M.Sc. experimental research at UFS: Thermus sp. NMX2 A.1 Genome Analyses Reveals a Putative Thermostable Calvin-Benson Bassham Pathway (Article in process)

    Honours experimental research at UFS: Isolation and characterization of new Nitrilase from Cyanide imparted Bacillus sp. B4H3 (Poster Presentation)

    Collaborative experimental research at UFS: Exploring deep biome diversity- Could their flexibility and adaptability account for survival and sustainability? (Poster Presentation)

    Collaborative experimental research at UFS: Continental subsurface waters support unique but diverse C-acquisition strategies (Poster Presentation)

    Collaborative experimental research at UFS: Metagenomic, single cell genomics, and steady-state free energy flux provide insight into the biogeochemical cycling of deep meteoric water (Poster Presentation)

    Conferences attended

    2013: Metabolomics Society 2013 Conference SECC,

    Glasgow, Scotland July 1 to July 4

    2012: SBMB/FASBMB Congress/ South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB) and Federation of African Societies Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB) Conference Drakensburg KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; January 2012

    Poster Presentation: Isolation and Characterization of new Nitrilase from Cyanide imparted Bacillus sp. B4H3. N. Tlalajoe, D. Mendoza, E. Cason, E. van Heerden and D.J. Opperman

    2011: International Conference on Carbon Cycling in the Deep Crustal Biosphere Bloemfontein, South Africa

    Area(s) of Interest

    •Student academic development and support 

    •Undergraduate teaching

    •Postgraduate supervision and teaching 

    •Research 

    •Academic writing

    •Previous interests: Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology (Biochemistry and Bioinformatics) experimental work

    Courses Presented

    •Co-Module leader: MGEN1513 General Skills in the MBChB Programme

    •Co-Module leader: MACC1512 General Skills in the B Medical Science Programme 

    •Module leader: LLLS1524 Lifelong Learning Skills in the Health Sciences Undergraduates Programme

    Delivery, administration, coordination and facilitation of general skills modules at first year level (MGEN1513; MACC1512; LLLS1524)

    •Delivery, administration, coordination and facilitation of academic development sessions. 

    •Coordinate specific and targeted individual sessions. 

    •Support and collaboration with existing services and programme initiatives in the university and Faculty to support and develop students.

    Community Service

    •2018: Facilitation on time management collaboration with students from Motheo FET

    •2017: Facilitated study methods and time management with Grade 12 pupil from Bainsvlei Combined School

    •2013: Celebrated a mass birthday party for Mzwabantu Child Care kids (15) (services delivered by Genesis.ARK in Potchefstroom)

    •2012: Genesis.ARK (Vice-President and Secretary of community service group)

    •2012: Boikucho Old Age Home (Assist with washing of dishes, feeding elders, peeling of veggies and taking the elders to bed for 67 min of Nelson Mandela Day in Bloemfontein)

    •2012: Pastor November’s Church, Freedom Square Community and Grassland 2 Community (Went to donate clothes, shoes and blankets, services done by Genesis.ARK group in Bloemfontein)

    •2012: ARK Day Care Centre (Celebrating Nelson Mandela Month with 28 kids from a disadvantaged day care centre, and we adopted it to improve it)

    •2012: Pelonomi Public Hospital (Celebrating Nelson Mandela Month with kids from the Pediatrics section, hosting a party and playing games)

    •2009: Pick-n-Pay (Volunteered for stock taking)

    •2007-2010: Kovsgem (Weekend visits to kids to assist with homework, celebration of quarterly parties and playing team building games)

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