Name: Wesley Williams
Project: Metagenomic screening for biosurfactants
I am a PhD student, investigating new biosurfactant structures and microbial producers from South African environments. Biosurfactants are biodegradable and environmentally friendly alternatives to petrochemical based surfactants. My academic history includes the MSc from UWC and Honours in Biochemistry from Stellenbosch University. I spent four years at the SABS, developing new methods to detect pathogenic bacteria in food and water..