A random collection of photos...
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
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
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!
RIGHT: Toffifee contemplating what to do with a giraffe metatarsal.