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Nolwazi Bhembe

Country of origin: Swaziland Currently in: South Africa, Alice General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background

Degrees

2017 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Research Keywords: 
Mycobacteria
MEDICINAL PLANTS

Publications resulting from Research: 


1. Bhembe NL, Nwodo UU, Govender S, Hayes, C, Ndip RN, Okoh AI, Green E. Molecular detection and characterization of resistant genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from DNA isolated from tuberculosis patients in the Eastern Cape Province South Africa. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 4;14:479. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-479.

2. Bhembe NL, Nwodo UU, Okoh AO, Obi L, Mabinya LV, Green E. Clonality and genetic profiles of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. MicrobiologyOpen. 2017 ; 00:1-10. Doi:10.1002/mbo3.449.

3. Bhembe NL, Jaja, I, Nwodo UU, Okoh AI, Green E. Prevalence of tuberculosis lymphadenitis from slaughtered cattle in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Infectious diseases - Elsevier doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2017.05.005 (accepted for publication, under press).



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
I am a researcher, interested in investigating the prevalence of tuberculosis caused by different Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex members.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2013 (24-27 November) Forever Resorts Warmbaths, Bela-Bela, South Africa South Africa Society of Microbiology (SASM) conference
2016 (21-23 June) Cineworld The O2, London, United Kingdom The 2016 TB summit
2014 (13-14 October) University of Fort Hare Alice campus, South Africa University of Fort Hare Postgraduate conference
2016 (10-14 July) International Convention Center (ICC), East London, South Africa South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB) conference

Presentation given

2013
Prevalence of extensive drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) from MDR-TB Patients in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Forever Resorts Warmbaths, Bela-Bela, South Africa
Event: South Africa Society of Microbiology (SASM) conference
2016
Clonality and genetic profiles of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Cineworld The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Event: The 2016 TB summit
2016
Investigation of slaughtered cattle for Mycobacterium bovis infection from selected abattoirs in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
International Convention Centre (ICC), East London, South Africa.
Event: South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB) conference
2014
Differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) DNA using Region of differences (RDs)
University of Fort Hare Alice campus, South Africa.
Event: University of Fort Hare Postgraduate conference