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Sanele Michelle MnkandlaCountry of origin: Zimbabwe Currently in: Zimbabwe, Bulawayo General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Degrees2011 Undergraduate Other2012 Undergraduate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology2014 Master Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Current Research Activities
Carrying out research in the Ecotoxicology field, assessing the effects of anthropogenic pollutants in the environment using biochemical and molecular markers.
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 professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchI 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 Attended2018 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe The girl child and her physical environment workshop2017 Gwanda, Zimbabwe National University of Science & Technology 2nd Water Indaba.2016 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe TechWomen Zimbabwe: STEM conference for girls
AffiliationsSouth African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Presentation given2018The effect of chronic exposure of mercury, on the glutathione dependent enzymes of Lymnaea natalensis freshwater snailsPotchefstroom, South AfricaEvent: South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB), in conjunction with the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB) Conference2017Assessment of glutathione peroxidase activity and lipid peroxidation status in Lymnaea natalensis freshwater snails, following chronic exposure to heavy metalsVictoria Falls, ZimbabweEvent: 5th CHINAFRICA Water Forum Conference2016Recombinant Expression of Variable Surface Glycoproteins: Litat 1.3 and Litat 1.5 of Trypanosoma brucei gambienseEast London, South AfricaEvent: 25th South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Congress2016An assessment of pesticide induced effects on enzymatic activities of freshwater snails exposed to water collected from different damsEast London, South AfricaEvent: 25th South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Congress2016The Effect of Chronic Exposure of Heavy Metals on Glutathione S-transferase Activity of Freshwater SnailsBulawayo, ZimbabweEvent: Annual National University of Science & Technology Research day,
Other AwardsJan 2012University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Masters ScholarshipJan 2008Zimbabwe Presidential Scholarship for undergraduate and Honours studies
Fellowship with OWSD
Fellowship with OWSD
Fellowship awarded 2018