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The University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Microbial, Biochemical, and Food Biotechnology arose from the merger in 1988 of the Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry (founded in 1959 and 1960), and the more recent merger with the Department of Food Science in 2002.

We offer training in the broad disciplines of

  • Biochemistry,
  • Microbiology and
  • Food Science

These disciplines form part of a three- or four-year BSc degree, with postgraduate studies on honours, MSc and PhD level.

Microbial Biotechnology is also offered on master's and PhD level after completing an undergraduate degree in a related discipline.

A particular strength of the department is the close association between the disciplines of biochemistry and microbiology, resulting in a dynamic interchange of ideas and expertise.

Many of our academic staff have an NRF (National Research Foundation) rating and research is funded by a wide range of national and international agencies. This translates to our postgraduate students being trained in cutting-edge science by internationally-recognised researchers.

Vision

To be widely acknowledged as a department at the forefront of the practice of natural science where the highest levels of quality and credibility are reflected.

Mission

To promote and advance high-quality scientific practice as a basis for innovative technology.

We are committed to excellence and preparing our students to the best of our ability to enter the business environment by the end of their studies.

Staff and Postgraduate Students

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FACULTY CONTACT

Faculty Manager: Ms Lee-Ann Frazenburg
T: +27 51 401 3199
E: damonsle@ufs.ac.za

Marketing Manager: Mrs Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

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