Asmita holds an MSc in Physics from the University of Pretoria, where she used ultrafast laser spectroscopy to study the excited state dynamics of protein-bound carotenoids in the Light-Harvesting Complex II of higher plants. Combining her background in Mathematics, Physics, Biophysics, Optics, and Photonics, her inter-disciplinary Ph.D. in Marine Biogeochemistry with the Earth Sciences departmentRead More..

Mutshutshu Tsanwani has obtained an MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pretoria. He is currently working for the Department of Environmental Affairs as a Chemical Oceanographer. His responsibilities include monitoring essential biogeochemical parameters such as nutrients, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a, DIC, TA, pH and pCO2 on the west coast of SA and theRead More..

My academic background is in botany and currently I’m pursuing a career in marine biogeochemistry dealing with nutrient uptake (nitrogen cycle). Oceanography’s ability to link different science fields is interesting and exploring such knowledge is exciting. For the M.Sc. degree, I focused on nitrogen uptake by phytoplankton and nitrification in the South Atlantic sector ofRead More..