Dr Lilly obtained her PhD degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2004 on the metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for optimum aroma compound production. Postdoctoral fellowships included genetically modifying yeast for metal bioremediation and research on the bioprospecting for novel enzymes for cellulose degradation and biofuel production through metatranscriptomic cDNA library construction. In 2014 she joined the Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology (IBMB) at Cape Peninsula University of Technology as a Researcher and her current research focus is on the proteomic and transcriptomic analyses of molecular mechanisms associated with fumonisin production by Fusarium verticillioides in maize. Dr Lilly’s current major research interests include gene expression studies using quantitative Real-time PCR and proteomic analysis.
Title : Comparative proteomic analyses of two clonal Fusarium verticillioides MRC 826 strains that differ in fumonisin production in maize