Department of Biochemistry
University of Johannesburg
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. He is currently enrolled for a PhD Biochemistry due at the end of October 2019.
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).
Currently, Mr. Msizi Mhlongo is a PhD student and assistant lecturer at the University of Johannesburg. Over the years, Mr. 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 interactions. 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.