A random collection of photos...

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LEFT: Some lab members from left to right: Andrew Ndhlovu (will graduate with a PhD in 2020), Jonathan Featherston PhD graduate 2018), Karen Van Niekerk (current PhD student), and the laboratory head Pierre Durand.
MIDDLE: Andrew Ndhlovu at the elephant sanctuary.

RIGHT: Andrew phytoplankton sampling with Andre, St. Helena Bay, ZA

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LEFT: Jonathan Featherston and his daughter Emily.

MIDDLE: Donald and Halobacterium salinarum, a model organism for archaeon PCD research (gift from Nitin Baliga, see collaborators).

RIGHT: When clivias flower after the cold on the highveld.


High school students on a field trip collecting microalgae from waterways in Johannesburg

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LEFT: SoRi La (second from right, current MSc student) at the FAME LAB competition, where she was runner up.

RIGHT: Nisha, Pierre, Andrew and lab visitor Abhishek


Jaganmoy Jodder will join the research lab from India as a post-doctoral fellow in 2020--or as soon as the current pandemic allows!

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LEFT: Ted.

RIGHT: Toffifee contemplating what to do with a giraffe metatarsal.