Dr Caryn Horn
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Fungal pigment production Scale up of novel bioprocesses for production of fine chemicals
Through my studies I have developed an interest in the role of microbes in industry, including food, beverage and medical applications. My PhD research project was focused on the production of natural colourants by filamentous fungi and included the investigation of the impact of medium and cultivation conditions on production rates and yields. Postdoctoral research will involve scale up of a range of bioprocesses, investigating scaling factors and providing insight into process design. This will include natural pigment products as well as other novel products such as probiotics or vaccines.
Professional History2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Awards2014, 2015 NRF Scarce skills bursary 2013 NRF Innovation bursary, Prof. CJ Theron bursary
Qualifications2014 - 2020 Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering - Under examination 2013 Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Wine biotechnology 2010 - 2012 Bachelor of Science Microbiology, Genetics