About our students

About our students

Current Post-Docs

Serah Kimani, M.Sc (Structural Biology)
Robert Ndoria Thuku, M.Sc (Structural Biology) cum laude
Jeremy Woodward, M.Sc (Structural Biology) cum laude

Current Students

Coming soon...

Past Students

Ph.D Graduates

Joni Frederick, M.Sc (Biochemistry)
Jason van Rooyen, M.Sc (Structural Biology) cum laude

M.Sc Graduates

Felix Adusei-Danso, M.Sc (Structural Biology)
Itai Chitapi, M.Sc (Structural Biology) cum laude
Kyle Dent, B.Sc (Hons)
Timothy Frouws, M.Sc (Structural Biology) cum laude
  • tim_thumbnailTim obtained his B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Cape Town, and graduated cum laude from our joint UCT/UWC M.Sc Programme in Structural Biology (2003-2006)
  • Supervised by: Trevor Sewell and HG Patterton
  • Research Programme: Histones and Chromatin.
  • Tim has PhD scholarship at the ETH in Zurich, and is pursuing the "Structural analysis of the ISW1a chromatin remodelling complex"
  • Achievements:
    • Wirsam prize for the Biological Sciences student presentation at MSSA 2005 (2005)
  • Publications:
    Frouws, TD, HG Patterton, and BT Sewell. 2009. "Histone octamer helical tubes suggest that an internucleosomal four-helix bundle stabilizes the chromatin fiber." Biophysical Journal, 96 (8): 3363-3371.

    Frouws, T. 2006. "Iterative helical real-space reconstruction of histone octamer tubular crystals and implications for the 30nm chromatin fibre." M.Sc cum laude. University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Johann Eicher, B.Sc (Hons)
  • johannJohann studied Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Cape Town
  • M.Sc dissertation (2006 - ...): pH-dependency of the Quaternary Structure of the Cyanide Dihydratase from Bacillus pumilus 8A3
  • Research Programme: Nitrilases and Nitrile Hydratases.
Samuel Kwofie, M.Sc (Structural Biology)
  • samuel_thumbnailSamuel majored in Biochemistry at University Of Science and Technology, Ghana, and graduated from our joint UCT/UWC M.Sc Programme in Structural Biology (2004-2006)
  • Supervised by: Trevor Sewell, Muhammed Sayed and DA Cowan.
  • Research Programme: Nitrilases and Nitrile Hydratases.
  • Samuel has become an intern at the National Bioinformatics Network
Jennifer Miller, B.Sc (Hons)
  • jennyJennifer majored in Biochemistry and Chemistry at the University of Cape Town
  • Research Programme: Viral Proteins.
  • Jenny has been awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship, and is proceeding with a PhD at the MRC LMB, Cambridge: "Mutagenesis of G-protein coupled receptors to increase the stability of the proteins leading to structure determination"
  • Publications:
    Miller, JL, J Woodward, S Chen, M Jaffer, B Weber, K Nagasaki, Y Tomaru, R Wepf, A Roseman, A Varsani, and T Sewell. 2011. "Three-dimensional reconstruction of Heterocapsa circularisquama RNA virus by electron cryo-microscopy." Journal of General Virology, 92 (8): 1960-1970.

    Miller, Jennifer. 2008. "Three-dimensional reconstruction of Heterocapsa circularisquama RNA virus by cryo-electron microscopy." M.Sc with distinction. University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    Miller, Jennifer. 2008. "Three-dimensional reconstruction of Heterocapsa circularisquama RNA virus by cryo-electron microscopy.".
Takalani Mulaudzi, B.Sc (Hons)
Edwin Murungi, M.Sc (Structural Biology)
James Ezenwa Onyemata, M.Sc (Structural Biology)
Margot Scheffer, M.Sc (Structural Biology)
Jean Watermeyer, M.Sc (Structural Biology) cum laude
Dael Williamson, B.Sc (Hons)