Media Alert
21 August 2018

For Immediate Release

The members of the media are hereby informed about the SMU’s Research days programme which commences on Tuesday 21 to 23 August 2018, at 8h15, in Clin Path Building (CP) Lecture Hall 3L001. The research event is a premier event of the university in which researchers present and subject their research papers to review by their peers, in various disciplines. Research is part of the core business of the university.

Among other highlights, there will be a keynote address by Prof Ayo-Yusuf, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Post Graduate Studies and Innovation. Prof Ayo-Yusuf is also a National Research Foundation B rated (NRF-B rated) Scientist. Ayo-Yusuf’s title is “Predatory Journals and Questionable Editorial Practices”.

Dr Debra Goff, who is an Infectious Disease Specialist, a founding member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme and Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Pharmacy, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre (OSUWMC), Columbus, Ohio, USA, will deliver a presentation entitled “The global value and impact of collaborative research”, on 21 August 2018, at 10h30.

Dr Sechene Stanley Gololo, a senior lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, SMU, will do a presentation on “Towards optimization of health benefits from medicinal plants without genetic modifications”, on 21 August 2018, at 10h30.

Dr Nicola Page, a senior scientist who is head of the Virology Division of the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD), will present on the title “Gastroenteritis in South Africa – an update”, on 21 August 2018, at 14h20.

A detailed programme of the event is hereto attached with a wide range of interesting titles to enable you to identify a title which will be of interest to you.

Released by the SMU Marketing & Communication
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