Professor Johnson Lin


Professor Lin is a researcher (NRF C2 rated) in the field of environmental microbiology and enzymology who has completed his BSc at the National Tsing Hua University at Taiwan and PhD in the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. He has completed his Postdoctoral Fellowships at Yale University (Hamden CT, USA).  

He is currently serving as an Editor in Chief in the African Journal of Biochemistry Research and a member of Editorial Board of more than 4 international peer-reviewed journals.

 Quote:   "Life is the best if you want it to be."
Position:   Researcher and Associate Professor
Qualifications:   BSc (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan )
PhD (State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A.)

Visiting Professor (Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academic Sinica Taipei, Taiwan)

Postdoctoral Fellow: (Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA)

Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 7407

 Research Areas:  
Environmental microbiology, microbiologically influenced corrosion, bioremediation of industrial wastes, nanotechnology and sustainable agriculture.
 Recent Publications:  

Okoro C.C., Samuel O., Lin J. 2018, Persistence of Halophylic Methanogens and Oil degrading bacteria in an Offshore Oil Producing Facility. Geomicrobiology Journal., 35(4):  323-333. DOI: 10.1080/01490451.2016.1257662.   

Sanusi Z.K., Govender T., Maguire G.E.M., Maseko S.B., Lin J., Kruger H.G., Honarparvar B. 2018. An insight to the molecular interactions of the FDA approved HIV PR drugs against L38L↑N↑L PR mutant, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, 32(3):459-471. doi: 10.1007/s10822-018-0099-9.

Jeza S., Maseko S.B. and Lin J. 2017, Purification and Characterisation of Exo-Inulinase from Paenibacillus sp.D9 Strain. The Protein Journal. Online. DOI:

Marie V. and Lin J. 2017, Viruses in the environment - water and health implications of diverse bacteriophage and enteric virus populations in Umhlangane River, Durban, South Africa. Journal of Water and Health, 15(6): 966-981.

Sanusi Z.K., Govender T., Maguire G.E.M., Maseko S.B., Lin J., Kruger H.G., Honarparvar B., 2017. Investigation of the binding free energies of FDA approved drugs against subtype B and C-SA HIV PR: ONIOM approach. Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 76: 77-85.

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