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Opportunity to join the Food Safety project

Published October 10, 2019, by Admin

(MSc) Safety of ready-to-eat baby vegetables

An opportunity to join the Fresh Produce Food Safety Research group of Professor Lise Korsten at the University of Pretoria as a Masters student. The project involves investigating the safety for ready-to-at baby vegetables sold within retailers in South Africa; as well as determining the presence of foodborne pathogens as well as determining their virulence and relatedness using innovative and next generation molecular tools.
       
Requirements: 
The ideal candidate will have a background in Microbiology, Food Science or Biotechnology.
How to apply:
Send your CV, academic record as well as a short motivation to Dr Stacey Duvenage (stacey.duvenage@up.ac.za).

(MSc) Water filtration through innovation 

This project will investigate innovative water filtration methods to ensure safe and good quality irrigation water for small scale farmers.  This project will include determining the effect of water filtration on the level of foodborne pathogens found in water, using innovative and next generation molecular tools.
Requirements: 
The ideal candidate will have a background in Microbiology, Food Science or Biotechnology.
How to apply:
Send your CV, academic record as well as a short motivation to Dr Stacey Duvenage (stacey.duvenage@up.ac.za).

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