Dr Nwabisa Mehlomakulu

Dr Nwabisa Mehlomakulu

South Africa

University of Pretoria

Consumer and Food Science

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Work and Research

My research focus is on the preservation and shelf life extension of food and beverage products through the use or application of biological methods. The highlights of my research career is the identification of two killer toxins that can be used to inhibit a spoilage yeast found in wine. The work generated from the research has been published in peer reviewed scientific journals. The outcomes of the research showed that the wine industry can use the results as a benchmark in the quest to find preservative agents in wine making. I am currently working on a Moringa oleifera research project that aims to extend the shelf life of the leaves past harvest season. The project in envisaged to provide communities with a supply of nutritious, safe and economical food continually.

Fields Of Expertise

Food Science