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Kelly-Anne Frith

Kelly-Anne Frith is with the BioSENS Research Group



Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Rhodes University, P O Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa

Email: kelzfrith@gmail.com


PhD currently - Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
MSc (2007-2009) – Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
BSc Honours (2006) – Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
BSc (2003-2005) – Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa


  1. Laboratory Administrative Assistant               Rhodes University           February 2013 – March 2013
  2. Laboratory Manager                                       Rhodes University           February 2010 – July 2011
  3. Tutor/Demonstrator                                        Rhodes University           February 2007 – May 2008


Malaria Diagnostics: Aptamer-based detection of Plasmodium falciparum lactate dehydrogenase

(i)                  RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

This research centered on the development of a novel  biorecognition agent for the malaria biomarker lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) from Plasmodium falciparum. The study is aimed at developing rapid diagnostics for malaria.



  1. Frith, K-A & Limson, J. L. (2009) pH tuning of Nafion® for selective detection of tryptophan. Electrochimica Acta. 54: 3600-3605.

Provisional Patents:

  1. "Malaria Aptamer" – A DNA oligonucleotide/aptamer that specifically binds to Plasmodium falciparum lactate dehydrogenase (PfLDH)
  2. Inventors: KA Frith, M Cromhout, R Fogel, D Goldring and JL Limson
  3. Application number: 2013/05850

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings:

  1. R Tandlich & K-A Frith (2013) Coverage of steroid chemistry in a pharmaceutical curriculum in South Africa. 2nd International Conference for Research and Education in Natural Sciences, Shkoder, Albania, 15 – 16 November 2013. Accepted
  2. R Tandlich, D Smogrovicová, K-A Frith, BS Wilhelmi & JL Limson (2011) Chemical, microbial and antioxidant properties of selected honey varieties from South Africa. 6th Baltic Conference on Food Science and Technology: Innovations for Food Science and Productions, Jelgava, Latvia, 5 – 6 May 2011, pp 159 – 162.


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