Msizi Mhlongo

Msizi Mhlongo

Assistant lecturer
Department of Biochemistry
University of Johannesburg

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Msizi Mhlongo matriculated in 2008 from Sinethemba Agricultural Secondary School. Msizi Mhlongo then enrolled for BSc life and environmental sciences with specialization in botany and biochemistry at the University of Johannesburg and completed an MSc biochemistry (cum laude) in 2015. I have recently completed my PhD and have been appointed as a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.

He is involved in metabolomics training workshops in SA as a trainer and an organizer: metabolomics introductory cause (2019). Msizi is an active member of a number of scientific societies in South Africa including Metabolomics South Africa (MSA) (Affiliate to IMS), South African Association for Mass Spectrometry (SAAMS), South African Chromatography Society (ChromSA) and South African Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (SASBMB). He is an active member of the International Metabolomics Society (IMS) (joined this year 2019): member of the Early-career members Network (EMN) committee.

Over the years, Dr. Mhlongo has been working on a UHPLC-MS based plant metabolomics projects and is continuing on related topics, involving phytochemical analysis, microbial metabolites analysis and plant-microbe interaction. He has gained valuable experience on metabolic data acquisition (using both GC-MS and LC-MS), data analysis (using multivariate statistical tools), metabolite identification and results interpretation. This is shown by the number of published research articles in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals.