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Prof Janice Limson

Janice Limson

Director, Biotechnology Innovation Centre (RUBIC)

SA Research Chair in Biotechnology Innovation & Engagement

Associate Editor, IEEE Sensors

Research Interests

Biosensors, Biofuel cells and Nanobiotechnology

Brief biography

2015 - SARChI Chair in Biotechnology Innovation & Engagement

2014 - Professor of Biotechnology, Director, Rhodes University Biotechnology Innovation Centre (RUBIC) and HOD

2011 - present: Chairperson, Rhodes University School of Biotechnology

2010 - 2013: Associate Professor, Biotechnology, Rhodes University

2003 – 2009: Senior Lecturer Biotechnology, Rhodes University

2000 - present: Founder and editor-in-chief, Science in Africa online magazine

1999 - 2002: Postdoctoral research fellow, Neuroscience research group, Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, South Africa.

1998: Postdoctoral research fellow, Cellular and structural biology research group, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Research

Our research group is currently engaged in three core research areas:
Biosensors, Biofuel Cells, Nanobiotechnology

The main goals then for our research group are to:
a) develop specific and sensitive sensing technology for:

  • early disease detection by monitoring markers of disease in human blood
  • pathogen detection for example in food and crops
  • monitoring the fate of drugs and toxins in the human body
  • bioprocesss and environmental monitoring eg phenolics

b) design fuel cell technology

  • as a source of “green” alternative energy
  • for remediation of wastewater coupled to power generation in microbial fuels

c) harness the power of nanotechnology in:

  • enhancing sensitivity of detection systems
  • increased output in fuel cells
  • understanding interactions of nanostructured materials with the human body

Students

Contact information:

Tel: +27-46-603-8263

Fax: +27-46-603-7576

Email: J.Limson@ru.ac.za

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