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Department of Food Science

Postgraduate Students

Honours

Ms Maphuti Dibete (South Africa)
Project title:
Effects of dehulling and hydrothermal treatments on the cooking and functional properties of bambara
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Lyla Faure (South Africa)
Project title:
Karoo lamb flavour: consumer profiling and acceptance/preference evaluation
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Mr Serge Mokatso Fofou (Cameroon)
Project title: Ionising irradation as a pretreatment to control the development of hard-to-cook phenomenon in cowpeas
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Nelisiwe Hlatshwayo (Swaziland)
Project title: Sensory quality changes and nutrient retention in fresh-cut (or minimally processed) versus whole fruits during storage

Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Lindsay Hogg (South Africa)
Project title: Application and validation of Peryam's 9 point hedonic scale translated in all or some of the 11 official languages of South Africa for food product testing
Supervisor:

Mr Yves Kayijamahe (Rwanda)
Project title: Optimisation of the extraction of marama bean protein
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Mr Lerato Khati (South Africa)
Project title:  Quality of starch extracted from raw cassava tuber and its flour
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux

Ms Thandiwe Khuzwayo (South Africa)
Project title:  
Comparative evaluation of anthocyanins in pigmented grains and fruits and their antioxidant properties
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu

Ms Yolande Kok (South Africa)
Project title:  
How tender or tough do consumers like their beef?
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Ms Chloe Le Fleure (South Africa)
Project title:  Effect of source on chicory quality
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor- University of Pretoria

Mr Taremekedzwa Mangoma (Zimbabwe)
Project title:  The effect of phytate reduction through the application of phytase on the nutritional quality of under utilised cereals and legumes
Supervisor:  Dr J Kruger

Ms Sibusisiwe Mazibuko (Swaziland)
Project title: Sensory properties of meat from Dorper sheep raised on grass or bush veld (pasture) in Northern Cape province
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Ms Phindile Mbuli (Swaziland)
Project title:
The effect micronisation and dehulling of indigenous, underutilised legumes has on their mineral nutrition
Supervisor: Dr J Kruger - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Mr Peter Meki (Zimbabwe)
Project title:  
Capsaicinoids in chillies and their health-promoting properties
Supervisor:  Prof KG Duodu

Ms Linda Ndlela (South Africa)
Project title: Application and validation of Peryam's 9 point hedonic scale translated in all or some of the 11 official languages of South Africa
Supervisor: Prof R DeKock

Ms Sharon Njila (Zimbabwe)
Project title: Antimicrobial properties of maize zein and sorghum kafirin films treated with polyphenols
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor- University of Pretoria

Ms Arinola  Olaonipekun (Nigeria)
Project title: Bioactive properties of sorghum-cowpea composite porridge
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria

Mr Calvin Robertson (South Africa)
Project title:
Molecular and antibiotic diversity of E coli strains in bulk milk (2 projects)
Supervisor: Prof E Buys

Ms Sikulile Simelane (Swaziland)
Project title:
Effect of ESL milk processing on biofilm formation and bacterial diversity (2 projects)
Supervisor: Prof E Buys

Ms Imogen Scott (South Africa)
Project title: Quality of extracted starch from raw cassava tuber and its flour.
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux

Ms Matema Mangwadi Seabela (South Africa)
Project title: Risks associated with dairy products in the informal and farmers markets
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys- University of Pretoria

Ms Lungile Delsile Shongwe (Swaziland)
Project title:
Molecular and antibiotic diversity of E coli strains in bulk milk (2 projects)
Supervisor: Prof E Buys

Ms Gladys Syebele (South Africa)
Project title: Effect of traditional processing on fonio nutritional composition
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor- University of Pretoria

Ms Lise Van Wijk (South Africa)
Project title: Consumer preference evaluation of boerewors using the All-in One sensory test method
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock- University of Pretoria



Master's: 

Ms Roslynn Allan (South Africa)
Project title:
Anti-microbial properties of phenolic compounds and bioactive peptides of fermented sorghum and maize porridge

Supervisor:  Prof KG Duodu

Mr Richard Beardsley (South Africa)
Project title: Salt reduction in cheese
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Ms Engela Boshoff (South Africa)
Project title: Pretzels from composite wheat-cassava flour: Effect of blend levels and xanthan gum on dough rheology and product quality
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Mrs Naledi Botha (South Africa)
Project title: Quality and potential health benefits of wheat wraps made with low grade wheat flour with added Xanthan gum
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria

Ms Lucia Chemane (Mozambique)
Project title:
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria

Ms Alessandra Cremona (South Africa)
Project title: The effect of spore structure on the heat resistance of B.sporothermodurans spores
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria

Ms Noshile Dladla (Swaziland)
Project title: Extruded sorghum cowpea composite snacks
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Mrs Ilriénne du Plessis (South Africa)
Project title: Influence of sorghum flavonoids on sorghum starch digestibility
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria

Ms Siphiwe Dube (Zimbabwe)
Project title: Microbiological quality and shelf life of apple juice concentrate
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Annake Holmes (South Africa)
Project title: Implementation of SACCP to canned cowpeas
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Mr Jeandre Johnston (South Africa)
Project title: Production on characterisation coconut milk yoghurt with different starches as stabilising system
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Mr Joseph  Kamdem Mademgne (Cameroon)
Project title: Sensory method development suitable for application in developing countries
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Mr Sandile Khoza (South Africa)
Project title: Biofilm: A possible hazard to bacterial quality of FSL milk
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria

Ms Bianca King (South Africa)
Project title: Prolamin proteins
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria

Ms Malory Links (South Africa)
Project title: Alleviating type II diabete with sorghum tannin encapsulated nutraceuticals
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisors: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria

Mr James Makame (Zimbabwe)
Project title: Effect of Orange-fleshed sweet potato cultivar of physicochemical parameters of atmospheric deep-fat fried crisps
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisors: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
                            Dr S. Koch - ARC

Ms Thabelang Maphalla (South Africa)
Project title: Funtionality of wheat teff maize and cassava starches with added stearic acid and xanthan gum
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Ms Gugu Mncina (South Africa)
Project title: Nutritional and functional properties of maize porridge modified with fatty acid
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Ms Sanchia Serena Moodley (South Africa)
Project title: Investigating the microbial quality of sorghum fermented porridges and beverages
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr N Dlamini – CSIR

Mr Prelen Moodley (South Africa)
Project title: Effect of amylose-lipid nano-complexes on the quality of starch films
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr SS Ray – CSIR

Ms Kara Muller (South Africa)
Project title: Extrusion cooking technology for composite cereal/legume meat analogues
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Ms Margot Muller (South Africa)
Project title:  Risk profile of minimally processed mango
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Petra Muller (South Africa)
Project title: 
Phenolic compounds in unfermented and fermented Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and black tea (Camellia sinensis) and the impact thereof on antioxidant activity, lipid peroxidation, iron and zinc bioavailability and nutrient intake from infant formula
Supervisor: Prof Oelofse -
Co-Supervisors: Prof KG Duodu - University of Pretoria
                            Prof M Bester – University of Pretoria

Ms Monique Müller (South Africa)
Project title:  Kafirin based edible coatings: Effect on postharvest quality and shelf life of avocados
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr J. Taylor

Ms Tatenda Nyakabau (Zimbabwe)
Project title: Production and characterization of nanocomplexes from normal and high amylose maize starch with stearic acid
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Ms Thelma Ncube (Zimbabwe)

Project title: Anti-diabetic properties of cowpeas: Inhibitory activity of cowpea flavonoids against starch hydrolyzing enzymes

Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu

Mr Isi Onyeoziri (Nigeria)
Project title: Sensosry properties of amaranth and cowpea leaves as affected by thermal processing
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Amogelang Pelekekae (Botswana)
Project title: Marama bean
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Carien  Schoeman (South Africa)
Project title: Phenolic acid composition and antioxidant properties of water and gastric pH extract from wheat and sorghum flour and cookies
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria

Ms Percy Sibanda (South Africa)
Project title:  Micronisation as an instantisation process for cowpeas
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Mr Justice Sifelani (Zimbabwe)
Project title: Sensory properties of maize meal porridge fortified with sodium iron ethylenediaminetetraacetate (NaFeEDTA)
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Surine Viljoen (South Africa)
Project title: Sensory profiling of African coffees
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Ms Helen Zewdie (Ethiopia)
Project title:  Nutritional quality of RTE composite teff and chickpea extruded poridges for urban children
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

 

Doctoral

 

Mr Adeoluwa Adetunji (Nigeria)
Project title:
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisors: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria
                            Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Mr Adedola Adeboye (Nigeria)
Project title: Micro, nano and moelecular structure and rheology of marama fuber starch
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Mr Mathew Aijuka (Uganda)
Project title:  Ecology of bacterial pathogens in irrigation water
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria

Mr Gabriel Akanni (Nigeria)
Project title:  Effect of alkaline fermentation on bambara nuts
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisors: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
                           Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Mr Franklin Apea Bah (Ghana)
Project title: Anti-inflamatory properties of sorghum-cowpea composite product and effect on immune response
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Mrs Pranitha Dawal (South Africa)
Project title:  Investigating the inactivation of fumonisins by lactic acid bacteria from traditional African foods
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr M Thanthsa -

Mr Bhekisisa Dlamini (South Africa)
Project title:  Yeast health in sorghum lager beer brewing
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria

Ms Wura Falade (Nigeria)
Project title:  Improving the quality of non-wheat bread made from maize and sorghum by modifying the functional properties of zein and kafirin using lactic acid bacteria fermentation
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria

Ms Twambo Hachibamba (Zambia)
Project title: Potential of cowpea polyphenols in cardiovascular disease prevention
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Doreen Hikeezi (Zambia)
Project title: Sorghum grain development of methodologies for end-use quality evaluation
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria

Mr Talknice Jombo (Zimbabwe)
Project title: Gamma irradiation to alleviate the effects of hard-to-cook cowpeas
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisors: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria
                           Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Mr Desmond Mugadza (Zimbabwe)
Project title: Bacterial profile of extended shelf life milk
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria

Mr Mohammed Mustafa (Sudan)
Project title:  Properties of waxy-high protein digestibility sorghums
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Ms Alice Nderitu (Kenya)
Project title: Potential role of cowpea phenolic extracts for cancer chemoprevention
Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Mr Eric Ndungu (Kenya)
Project title:  Effect of heat pre-treatment on hard to cook phenomenon
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Ms Patricia Nyembwe (DRC)
Project title: Functional properties of marama beans proteins
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Mr Fidelis Ocloo (Ghana)
Project title:  Effects of gamma irradiation on formation and characteristics of amylose-lipid nano-complexes from high amylose maize starch
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Mr Martin Odoch (Uganda)
Project title:  Cassava starch extraction
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria

Mr Opeolu Ogundele (Nigeria)
Project title:  Hydrothermal processing of bambara groundnuts and its effects on the production of a condiment
Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisors: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria
                            Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria

Ms Melanie Richards (South Africa)
Project title:  Effect of bacterial enzymes on sensory quality of UHT milk
Supervisor: Prof EM Buys - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria

Ms Jeanine Sainsbury (South Africa)
Project title:  Rancidity analysis of sauce emulsions
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof KG Duodu- University of Pretoria

Ms Tigist Shonte (Ethiopia)
Project title:  Stinging nettles
Supervisor: Prof HL de Kock - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Prof A. Minnaar - University of Pretoria

Ms Alexandra Claire Sly (South Africa)
Project title:  Protein encapulation of essential amino acids
Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor - University of Pretoria
Co-Supervisor: Dr J Taylor- University of Pretoria

Mr Welday Teklehaimanot (Ethiopia)
Project title:  Formation of blend films and/or coatings from kafrin microparticles and amylose lipid complexes
Supervisor: Dr MN Emmambux- University of Pretoria

Co-Supervisor: Prof JRN Taylor