Ms Tersia Moabelo
|Junior Research Assistant|
I joined Forest Molecular Genetics (FMG) Programme in 2016 as an intern in the DNA Fingerprinting Platform, as part of my experiential learning in order to complete my studies, National Diploma Biotechnology at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). Before joining the group I worked as lab assistant in the microbiology laboratory at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology (TUT). During this period I mainly worked in microbiology and food microbiology.
In 2017, after obtaining N.DIP Biotechnology at TUT, I was employed as a Junior Research Assistant in the DNA Fingerprinting platform at FMG. This facility provides a high-throughput microsatellite fingerprinting for commercially-grown Pinus and Eucalyptus species in South Africa. My role in the team includes preparing samples for DNA fragment analysis as well as primary and secondary analysis of microsatellite data.