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Sanele Michelle Mnkandla

Country of origin: Zimbabwe Currently in: Zimbabwe, Bulawayo General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
PhD Fellowship
Academic Background

Degrees

2011 Undergraduate Other
2012 Undergraduate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
2014 Master Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Other

Carrying out research in the Ecotoxicology field, assessing the effects of anthropogenic pollutants in the environment using biochemical and molecular markers.

Research Keywords: 
Biomarkers
anthropogenic pollutants

Publications resulting from Research: 


Yeukai Muusha, Sanele Mnkandla, Norah Basopo (2017). The Effects of Sub Lethal Levels of Lead on Acetylcholinesterase Activity in the Rock Pigeon, (Columba Livia). Zimbabwe Journal of Science and Technology. Vol 12.



Majaya Rachel Delfina, Donald Tapfuma, Sanele Mnkandla, Norah Basopo (2016) Toxicological effects of differently polluted dam waters spiked with pesticides on freshwater snails Lymnaea natalensis. International Journal of Chemistry. Vol 8.


Gerome Brock, Sanele Mnkandla, Norah Basopo (2016). An assessment of the extent of bovine milk pollution by DDT used in public Health in Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Science and Research. Vol 4.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
I am employed as a Research Fellow at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe, working in the Ecotoxicology Research Group. I carry out various research studies and disseminate findings through various platforms such as conferences, journal publications, as well as workshops/ seminars with relevant stakeholders. I also engage with undergraduate students and assist them with their projects.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe The girl child and her physical environment workshop
2017 Gwanda, Zimbabwe National University of Science & Technology 2nd Water Indaba.
2016 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe TechWomen Zimbabwe: STEM conference for girls

Affiliations

South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Presentation given

2018
The effect of chronic exposure of mercury, on the glutathione dependent enzymes of Lymnaea natalensis freshwater snails
Potchefstroom, South Africa
Event: South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB), in conjunction with the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB) Conference
2017
Assessment of glutathione peroxidase activity and lipid peroxidation status in Lymnaea natalensis freshwater snails, following chronic exposure to heavy metals
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Event: 5th CHINAFRICA Water Forum Conference
2016
Recombinant Expression of Variable Surface Glycoproteins: Litat 1.3 and Litat 1.5 of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense
East London, South Africa
Event: 25th South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Congress
2016
An assessment of pesticide induced effects on enzymatic activities of freshwater snails exposed to water collected from different dams
East London, South Africa
Event: 25th South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Congress
2016
The Effect of Chronic Exposure of Heavy Metals on Glutathione S-transferase Activity of Freshwater Snails
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Event: Annual National University of Science & Technology Research day,
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jan 2012
University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Masters Scholarship
Jan 2008
Zimbabwe Presidential Scholarship for undergraduate and Honours studies
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2018