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Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER)

The aim of CeBER is to educate scientists at the postgraduate level to excel in careers in the bioprocess arena, and to provide research expertise in key aspects of bioprocess engineering relevant to South Africa through contract research. CeBER contributes to fundamental insights in bioprocess engineering and related processes, and the transfer and application of knowledge across disciplines in which bioprocesses play a role.

CeBER is home to six academic staff, up to eight postdoctoral fellows and around 35 postgraduate students. The unit maintains a diversity of disciplines across its researchers and collaborators to nurture a cross-disciplinary approach to research.

Research activities are focussed on these areas:
·    Minerals bioprocessing
·    Alkane biotechnology
·    Bioproducts from renewable resources
·    Microbial product recovery
·    Sustainability of and through bioprocesses