University of Limpopo, South Africa



Tell us something interesting about your institution Historically disadvantaged institution First institution to have a disability centre in South Africa First institution to establish a medical school post 1994

What are the main research interests of your institution? Epigenetics, Foetal Alcohol syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, Obesity, Microbial celluletic enzymes, Metagenomics of the dung beetle

Class of 2016


What are the academic backgrounds of the participants?

7 4th year Human Genetics students (UL); 1 MSc Human Genetics student (UL); 1 PhD Medical Microbiologyy student (UL); 1 PhD Human Genetics graduate (Wits); 1 Undergraduate Computer Sciences graduate (UP); 1 MSc Microbiology student (UL); 1 PhD Microbiology student (UL)

The UL team



Kathrine Scholtz

role for IBT_2016:  classroom PI

I am a senior lecturer and course co-coordinator of the Human Genetics courses at the University of Limpopo. I received my PhD in 2010 in Medical Cell Biology from the University of Witwatersrand. Since joining the University of Limpopo in 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow and then academic in 2013, I have developed a keen interest in genomics and bioinformatics and have participated in a number of workshops and courses. I sit on a number of national committees for genomics and bioinformatics and I have a strong drive and desire to bring genomics and bioinformatics capacity to the University of Limpopo.



Osca Sibede

role for IBT_2016: system administrator

I am a Lab Technician at the University of Limpopo, ICT Division. Since 2008 I was appointed as a System Admin for all systems assisting persons with disabilities to achieve their academic goals at Disable Students Unit. In late 2013 I then joined ICT and am currently the administrator of student’s domain, cloud services and maintenance of all computer labs. As a Microsoft Certified Professional, HDI certified, ITIL Certified, I am accountable for managing the following systems: Windows Server systems that support Veralab infrastructure; Windows and Application systems that support End-User computing. Responsibilities on these systems include student user account provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual IT innovation and best academic progression of the student populace.


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