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Student’s study accepted in top anti-microbiotic journal


Part of the study of Ruan Els, 'n M.Sc. student at the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology was recently accepted for publication in one of the top anti-microbiotic journals, "Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy". With this he became the first M.Sc. student at the UFS whose research as first author is published in such a high-impact journal. The part that was published is about a possible way of improving the functioning of drugs that kill fungi which cause diseases in humans. By combining the drug with a fatty acid, less of the drugs that can sometimes be poisonous to humans, can be added to kill the fungus. Here he is with his study leader, Dr Carlien Pohl.
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