© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Masixolise Pelly Malebe

RISE Degree 

MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Pretoria, November 2011

PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Pretoria

RISE Network(s) 
South African
Current Position 

SABINA PhD Student at the University of Pretoria


MSc: Development of molecular marker assisted selection for drought tolerance in tea Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze

PhD: Comparative assessment of next-generation sequencing markers and SSR markers for germplasm analysis and the identification of putative molecular markers in tea Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze

Special Accomplishments 

2015 – 2016:

Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for South Africa


Department of Science & Technology South Africa (DST): Women in Science Award, Doctoral Fellowship

Whitehead Scientific Travel Award

University of Pretoria: Institutional Research Themes in Genomics Research Grant

National Research Foundation Doctoral Innovation Award (2012-2013)


Member of the Golden Key International Honours Society

National Research Foundation Masters Innovation Award (2009-2012)


Award of Merit for Outstanding Academic Achievement from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Pretoria

National Research Foundation Honours Scarce Skills Award