Dr Ofentse Pooe


 

Dr. Ofentse Pooe is a protein biochemist with a focus on identifying and producing commercially viable protein biologics. Prior to joining UKZN, Ofentse completed his postdoctoral training on the production and characterization of plant-made biosimilars. His main research interests are based on the production of chimeric-HIV neutralizing antibodies.

     
 Quote:    “-Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.- ”
Position:   Lecturer
Qualifications:  

PhD 

MSc 

BSc Hons

BSc 

     
Discipline:   Biochemistry
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 8982
 Email:   PooeO@ukzn.ac.za
     
 Research Areas:  

Protein-biochemistry

Protein Expression

Biopharming

Recombinant antibody research

     
 Recent Publications:  

Pooe OJ, Köllisch G, Heine H, Shonhai A (2017). Plasmodium falciparum heat shock protein 70 lacks immune modulatory activity. Protein & Peptide Letters. 24:1-8. 

Zininga T, Pooe OJ, Makhado PB, Ramatsui L, Prinsloo E, Achilonu I, et al. (2017).  Polymyxin B inhibits the chaperone activity of Plasmodium falciparum Hsp70. Cell stress & chaperones. 28:1-9.


     

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