Dr. Heide Goodman



Contact: hgoodman@uwc.ac.za


  • Slade HJK, Jones DT, Woods DR. Effect of oxygen radicals and peroxide on survival after ultraviolet irradiation and liquid holding recovery of Bacteroides fragilis. J. Bacteriol. 1981; 147: 685 – 687.
  • Slade HJK, Schumann JP, Jones DT, Woods DR. Effect of low fluencies of near-ultraviolet radiation on Bacteroides fragilis survival. FEMS Microbiology Letters 1982; 15: 257 -259.
  • Slade HJK, Schumann JP, Parker, JR, Jones DT, Woods DR. Effect of oxygen on host cell reactivation in Bacteroides fragilis. J. Bacteriol. 1983; 153: 1545 -1547.
  • Slade HJK, Schumann JP, Jones DT, Woods DR. Peroxide inducible phage reactivation in Bacteroides fragilis. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 1983; 20: 401-405.
  • Slade HJK, Jones DT, Woods DR. Effect of oxygen and peroxide on Bacteroides fragilis cell and phage survival after treatment with DNA damaging agents. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 1984; 24: 159 -163.
  • Goodman HJ, Strydom, E, Woods DR. Heat shock stress in Bacteroides fragilis. Archives Microbiol. 1985; 142: 362 -364.
  • Goodman HJ, Parker JR , Southern JA, Woods DR. Cloning and exprerssion in Escherichia coli of a recA- like gene from Bacteroides fragilis. Gene 1987; 58: 265 -271.
  • Goodman HJ, Woods DR. Molecular analysis of the Bacteroides fragilis recA gene. Gene 1990; 94: 77-82.
  • Hill RT, Parker JR, Goodman HJ, Jones DT, Woods DR. Molecular analysis of a novel glutamine synthetase of the anaerobe Bacteroides fragilis. J Gen Microbiol. 1989; 135:3271-3279.
  • Goodman HJ, Woods DR. Cloning and nucleotide sequence of the Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens gene encoding a type III glutamine synthetase. J Gen Microbiol. 1993 Jul; 139:1487-1493.

Who am I:

The title of my PhD thesis, obtained in 1982 from the University of Cape Town, was Repair systems in Bacteroides fragilis Bf-2. The research was exciting, mainly because the study of microbial genetics and biotechnology was in its infancy. However I have always been fascinated by microbial diversity, by the variety of ecological niches in which microorganisms are capable of growing and by the linkage between microbial diversity and microbial function. I am therefore thoroughly enjoying working as administrator to the inter-disciplinary team of scientists and postgraduate students working in IMBM. Undergraduate teaching at UWC is challenging but I enjoy interacting with the students in lectures and practical’s. When I am not at the institute, I love spending my time with my family and being out and about in Cape Town. I wander around on the slopes of Table Mountain (with my faithful bull terrier by my side to ward of the muggers) or on the beaches. As a family, we enjoy exploring Africa – traveling further and further each trip we go on. Addicted to surfing!

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