Professor Marshall Keyster, a project lead with the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS), was recently recognised for excellence in research.
At the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) 2023 Research Recognition Awards, Professor Keyster won the award for “Research Excellence: Best Mid-Career Researcher 2022″. The awards, which are hosted annually by UWC’s Research and Innovation, are a “celebration, not only of the nominees’ and winners’ individual achievements but also of the global impact of their work”, according to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor José Frantz.
Keyster leads the CoE-FS’s project ‘Reclamation of Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils’, which is housed within Programme 2 of the centre, “Innovation and Technology”. The purpose of the project is to analyse soil for nutrient status; physical, chemical and biological properties; and microbial diversity before and during cultivation of the crops, to assess its soil health status.
Keyster is based within UWC’s Faculty of Natural Sciences.
To find out more about the awards and the list of recipients, click here.
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