Professor Bala Pillay
Bala-Pillay 
 
Prof Pillay is a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences.



Discipline:   Microbiology
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 8316/7401
 Email:   pillayb1@ukzn.ac.za
     
 Research Areas:   Bioremediation of recalcitrant chlorinated hydrocarbons

Rapid detection of bacterial pathogens of sugarcane

Development of new technologies for monitoring water quality

Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Impact of irrigation water quality on the microbiological safety of fruit and vegetables

Environmental metagenomics

Industrial enzymes: discovery and production

Recombinant proteins

Monoclonal antibodies for diagnostics and therapeutics

Mycobacteriology
     
 Recent Publications:   Textile dye removal from wastewater effluents using bioflocculants produced by indigenous bacterial isolates.
Buthelezi SP, Olaniran AO, Pillay B.
Molecules. 2012 Nov 30;17(12):14260-74. doi: 10.3390/molecules171214260.
PMID: 23201644 [PubMed - in process]
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Whole-cell bacterial biosensors for rapid and effective monitoring of heavy metals and inorganic pollutants in wastewater.
Olaniran AO, Hiralal L, Pillay B.
J Environ Monit. 2011 Oct;13(10):2914-20. doi: 10.1039/c1em10032g. Epub 2011 Sep 9.
PMID: 21904738 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quantitative assessment of the toxic effects of heavy metals on 1,2-dichloroethane biodegradation in cocontaminated soil under aerobic condition.
Olaniran AO, Balgobind A, Pillay B.
Chemosphere. 2011 Oct;85(5):839-47. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.06.091. Epub 2011 Jul 16.
PMID: 21762948 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pyrosequence analysis of unamplified and whole genome amplified DNA from hydrocarboncontaminated groundwater.
Abbai NS, Govender A, Shaik R, Pillay B.
Mol Biotechnol. 2012 Jan;50(1):39-48. doi: 10.1007/s12033-011-9412-8.
PMID: 21656086 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impacts of heavy metals on 1,2-dichloroethane biodegradation in co-contaminated soil.
Olaniran AO, Balgobind A, Pillay B.
J Environ Sci (China). 2009;21(5):661-6.
PMID: 20108669 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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