Dr Madelyn Johnstone-Robertson
Madelyn Johnstone-Robertson received her BSc Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town and her PhD in 2012 at the University of Cape Town in the Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) where her research focused on the production and downstream recovery of the enzyme glucose oxidase from fungal sources. During his period she has also gained commercial experience on enzyme production from animal and plant sources whilst working for an internationally recognized enzyme producing company (BBI Enzymes SA Pty (Ltd) and has done research in the Microbiology and Process Engineering departments of the University of Stellenbosch on enzyme production for the food industry.
She has been employed in January 2014 as a Research Officer at CeBER with research investigation into the production of biopolymers, enzymes and fungal pigments using different bioreactor systems. Other research interests are anaerobic digestion, integrated bioprocess platform and wastewater biorefineries.