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Prof Brett Pletschke‌ ‌

BrettProfessor of Biochemistry‌

Research Interests: ‌

Enzymes, Enzyme Inhibitors and the Bioeconomy:

  • Termite metagenomic library derived lignocellulolytic enzymes
  • Mannan-degrading enzymes and prebiotic manno-oligosaccharides
  • Marine biomass derived enzyme inhibitors for addressing diseases

Brief biography

  • Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes University (January 2013- present)
  • President of the South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB) (2010-2012)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Rhodes University (January 2010-December 2012) 
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Rhodes University (January 2005-December 2009)
  • Head of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Rhodes University (January 2007-December 2012)
  • Visiting Scholar (August 2006) Section of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Life Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA.
  • EBRU (Environmental Biotechnology Research Unit) Research Fellow(June 2003-present)
  • Visiting Lecturer (June-July 2004): Department of Biological Sciences with Prof K. Hanninen at the University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Rhodes University Biochemistry Lecturer (January 2000-December 2004)
  • University of Cape Town Chief Scientific Officer /Postdoctoral Fellow (June 1997- Dec 1999): Dept of Chemical Pathology, UCT Medical School, and Dept of Biochemistry, UCT (June 1997- Dec 1999)
  • Visiting Scientist (October 1996): Ludwig Maximilians University in the Dept of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry in the Surgical Clinic and Policlinic, Munich, Germany.
  • University of Port Elizabeth Biochemistry Lecturer (Contract) (July 1995-Sept 1996)/University of Port Elizabeth Biochemistry Part Time Research Assistant(Feb 1990-Sept 1996)

More information:

Contact information:

  • Tel: +27 46 6038081
  • Fax: +27 46 6037576
  • E-mail: b.pletschke@ru.ac.za

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