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Dheepak Maharajh, Cluster Head at BioCiTi, joined the team in June 2021. Dheepak is an accomplished science and engineering specialist with over 25 years’ experience in developing biotechnology concepts at lab scale and transferring these to pilot and commercial scales. He is a registered Professional Natural Scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat) and holds Masters degrees in Bioprocess Engineering and Business administration from Stellenbosch University and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) respectively. Dheepak has delivered on multiple projects funded by both private and public sectors and led numerous projects to completion during his career. Dheepak thrives at the interface of science and business and is passionate about helping start-ups transitions their business concepts into commercial realities and enjoys mentoring young science and engineering professionals to help them realise their full potential. Dheepak’s vision is to count BioCiTi amongst the likes of international biotechnology incubators that are the most sought-after business incubators that start-ups want to partner with to get their scientific concepts to the market.
Dr Anesu Conrad Moyo
Siyamthanda Wotini, is a recent Diploma in Biotechnology graduate from CPUT and is BioCiTi’s Quality Control Intern. She is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the quality procedures in the lab and related equipment. She is passionate about Microbiology and Biotechnology and has ambitions to complete a PhD in Microbiology.