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Students to Norway and Hungary for research agreement

Students from the University of the Free State's (UFS) Department of
Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology will visit Norway and Hungary for three weeks as part of the SA/Norway and SA/Hungary research agreement on indigenous foods in Africa. The project aims to isolate starter cultures from indigenous fermented products with the intention to commercialise these cultures.



From left:
Ms Francisca Cohen, Ph D student in Microbiology; Ms Samantha van Hirtum, M Sc student in Microbiology; Prof Bennie Viljoen, research guide and lecturer at the UFS Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology; Ms Keba Pudumo, Honours student in Microbiology  and Ms Chantal Smith, Honours student in Microbiology.

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