Onesimo Matole

Masters Student/ DNA Barcoding Technician


Onesimo Matole was born and raised in Bizana in the Eastern Cape. She is passionate about science, particularly biochemistry. Onesimo holds an Honours Degree in Biochemistry and graduated from Walter Sisulu University. She is currently completing her Masters in Biochemistry at the University of Johannesburg. Her research focuses on plant viruses, which infect some of the most important food crops in South Africa. She is investigating alternative hosts and their insect vectors.

Key Achievements

  • Attended the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) conference (19-21 January 2015)
  • 2013 Obtained BSc Honours Biochemistry


DNA Barcoding – Invasive species
Plant Viruses

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