Professor Frederick Michael Wallis


Professor Wallis lectured all levels of Microbiology over a period of 35 years at University of Natal and University of KwaZulu-Natal. His main research interests include Phytobacteriology, screening for antibiotic producers, microbe – heavy metal interactions in industrial waste water treatment using immobilized microorganisms. Member of Water Research Commission Steering Committee. Professor Wallis has published in all the above fields and his work has appeared in several textbooks.
 Quote:   'In research interdisciplinary inputs usually make for excitement and accelerated progress.'
Position:   Emeritus Professor; Honorary Researcher
Qualifications:   BSc (Agric)
MSc (Agric)
PhD (Microbiology)
Discipline:   Microbiology
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5525
Recent Publications:

Wallis, F.M. (1977) Ultrastructural histopathology of tomato plants infected with Corynebacterium michiganense. Physiological Plant Pathology 11 : 333-342

Costley, S.C & Wallis, F.M. (2001) Bioremediation of heavy metals in a synthetic wastewater using a Rotating Biological Contactor. Water Research 35: 3715-3723.

Okudoh, V.I & Wallis, F.M. (2007) Antimicrobial activity of rare actinomycetes isolated from natural habitats in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Sci. 103:216-222

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