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Dr. Karabelo Macmillan: Biotechnology

Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here’s to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!

Dr. Karabelo Macmillan, a distinguished academic and researcher in the field of Biotechnology. holds a PhD in ,University of the Free State (UFS). His academic journey has been marked by a profound dedication to advancing Biotechnology. specifically in Biotechnology. and its integration into CAD and Mechanical Engineering applications.

Professional Profiles:

Education:

  • PH.D University of the Free State (UFS) , Microbial Biotechnology, Optimization of a passive denitrification system by a novel bacterial consortium enriched from mining wastewaters, May 2015 – February 2022
  • M.s University of the Free State, Microbial Biotechnology ,Biogeochemical and kinetics characterization of Sulfate
    Reducing Bacteria from Acid Mine Drainages, August 2012 – February 2015
  • BSc Honours, University of the Free State (UFS) ,Biochemistry and Biotechnology,: Exploration of Viruses in deep sub surface, January 2011 – June 2012
  • Bachelor of Sciences (BSc), University of the Free State (UFS) , Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry,January 2008 – December2010

Citations:

  • Citations – 85
  • h-index  -3
  • i10-index  -2

Scientific Conference proceeding(9):

  • Poster presentation at a national conference: SASM 2021 (South African Society for
    Microbiology), held online through University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Free State Province,
    South Africa. May 2021.
    Title: The role of bacteria in the weathering process of alkaline wastes of Phalaborwa complex.
    Authored by: P.S. Cebekhulu, A. Gomez-Arias, J. Unuofin, A. Valverde, M.M. Maleke, E. Cason,
    O.O. Ololade, K. Moloantoa, K. Moganedi and J.C Castillo.
  • Poster presentation at a national conference: SASM 2018 (South African Society for
    Microbiology), held at Misty Hills, Krugersdorp, Gauteng Province, South Africa. August 2018.
    Title: Isolation and characterization of denitrifying bacteria from open cast mines of Southern Africa.
    Authored by: K.M Moloantoa, M.M Maleke, E Cason, J Vermuelen, A Valverde, E van Heerden and
    J.C Castillo.
  • Poster presentation at a national conference: SASM 2018 (South African Society for
    Microbiology), held at Misty Hills, Krugersdorp, Gauteng Province, South Africa. August 2018.
    Title: New insights into microbial rare earth interactions: Bioreduction and Bioaccumulation.
    Authored by: MM Maleke, ED Cason, J Vermeulen, KM Moloantoa, A Gomez-Arias, E van Heerden,
    A Valverde, J. Castillo.
  • Poster presentation at a international conference: 2nd European Rare Earth Resources
    Conference (ERES), Santorini, 28-31, June, 2017.
    Title: New reductive interactions of REY by Thermus scotoductus sa-01 and Clostridium sp..
    Authored by: Maleke M. Maleke, J Castillo, E. Cason, Alba Gomez, K. M. Moloantoa, Esta van
    Heerden.
  • Poster presentation at an international conference: EWWM (3rd International Congress on Water,
    Waste and Energy Management), held at the Universitadegli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” in Rome,
    Italy, July 2016.
    Title: A possible bioremedial solution for nitrate contamination in open cast mines of Southern Africa.
    Authored by: Karabelo Moloantoa, Julio Castillo, Erol Cason and Esta van Heerden
  • Oral presentation at a continental conference: 2015 YWP: Young Water Professionals, held in CSIR
    (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), ICC (International Conference Centre), Pretoria in
    November 2015.
    Title: Biogeochemical and kinetics characterization of sulfate reducing communities enriched from
    mine drainages.
    Authored by: Karabelo Moloantoa, Julio Castillo and Esta van Heerden.
  • Oral presentation at an international conference: IMA (International Mineralogical Association) held
    in Sandton, Johannesburg in September 2014.
    Title: Speciation of polysulphides generated by lepidocrocite reduction in the presence of sulphatereducing bacteria.
    Authored by: Karabelo Moloantoa, Julio Castillo, MoliWan, Stefan Peiffer and Esta van Heerden.
  • Poster presentation at a national conference: SASBMB (South African Society for Biochemistry
    and Molecular Biology) in Western Cape in June 2014.
    Title: Speciation of polysulphides generated by lepidocrocite reduction in the presence of sulphatereducing bacteria.
    Authored by: Karabelo Moloantoa, Julio Castillo, MoliWan, Stefan Peiffer and Esta van Heerden
  • Poster presentation at an international conference: AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, California,
    US in December 2013.
    Title: Continental subsurface waters support unique but diverse C-acquisition strategies.
    Authored by: Lau, C. M.; Magnabosco, C.; Brown, C. T.; Grim, S. L.; LacrampeCouloume, G.;
    Wilkie, K. M.; Sherwood Lollar, B.; Simkus, D.; Slater, G. F.; Hendrickson, S.; Pullin, M. J.; Kieft, T. L.;
    Li, L.; Snyder, L.; Kuloyo, O.; Linage, B.; Borgonie, G.; Vermeulen, J.; Maleke, M.; Tlalajoe, N.;
    Moloantoa, K.; van Heerden, E.; Vermeulen, F.; Pienaar, M.; Munro, A.; Joubert, L.; Ackerman, J.;
    van Jaarsveld, C.; Onstott, T. C.
Dr. Karabelo Macmillan | Biotechnology

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