New additions

17 February 2020 | Photos Rob Bragg and Laurinda Steyn

Group Honour students

The Honours student’s welcome function introduced incoming Honours students in a fun way to the staff and students already part of the Department Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology. The function was held on 14 February 2020 and as can be expected the theme of the function was Valentine's day.

Valentine

2020 BSc Honours Students in Department Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology

Alom

Jameel Alom

Belter

Bernadette Belter

Carel Beneke

Carel Beneke

Mtunzi Bodlani

Mtunzi Bodlani

Schalk Campher

Schalk Campher

Byron Christians

Byron Christians

Melissa Hatting

Melissa Hatting

Jacky Huang

Jacky Huang

Kgomotso Kau

Kgomotso Kau

Spencer Lungu

Spencer Lungu

Khosi Mdluli

Khosi Mdluli

Tshedisehang Moloele

Tshedisehang Moloele

Solomon Ntsoereng

Solomon Ntsoereng


Khumo Radikae

Khumo Radikae

Sello Rantshi

Sello Rantshi

Siyavuya Sidla

Siyavuya Sidla


Henco Steyn

Henco Steyn

Hanri Stofberg

Hanri Stofberg

Chantelle Struwig

Chantelle Struwig

Nadia Strydom

Nadia Strydom

Ayanda Thusi

Ayanda Thusi

Oteng Tsimatsima

Oteng Tsimatsima

Boudine van der Walt

Boudine van der Walt

Mart-Louise van Zyl

Mart-Louise van Zyl

Carlo Visser

Carlo Visser


UFS boasts with newly renovated sensory laboratory

21 January 2020 | Story Leonie Bolleurs | Photo Leonie Bolleurs


Imagine all food tasting the same …

Fortunately, this is not the case, as consumers like to enjoy what they eat. Tasting food is important because it enables suppliers to adapt food products to consumers’ preferences.

According to Prof Arno Hugo of the Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology at the University of the Free State (UFS), it is important for food companies to make sure that new food products are acceptable to consumers before launching such products.

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Microscope donation helps learners to access the wonders of natural science

2 December 2019 | Story Leonie Bolleurs | Photo Leonie Bolleurs

With a donation of microscopes, the Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently contributed to better quality education for a group of 60 learners in the Life Sciences class at the Luckhoff Combined School.

Anzell Spelding, a teacher at the school – with a newly built science laboratory but little equipment – contacted the department a while ago to enquire whether they have any microscopes available to donate. As the department recently acquired a new set of microscopes for undergraduate teaching in the field of Microbiology, ten fully functional microscopes and two other microscopes (for parts) were donated to motivate the learners to choose science as a career.

“This donation puts scientific instruments in the hands of children at an early age, opening their eyes to the possibility of careers in science. Exposing learners to science at an early age can spark enthusiasm and a love of learning that might otherwise never appear,” said Koos Albertyn, Professor in the UFS Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology.

“These microscopes will enable learners to look at specimens at a microscopic level and therefore access the wonders of natural science at the tiniest and most fascinating level,” he added.

Source: 
https://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/news-
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Microscope donation

Prof Koos Albertyn handing over a donation of eleven microscopes to Anzell Spelding, a teacher at Luckhoff Combined School.


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T: +27 51 401 2531
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