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Dr Lucia Steenkamp

Dr Lucia Steenkamp

 Dr Lucia Steenkamp

Dr Lucia Steekamp

CSIR, South Africa

Keynote speaker: KL9

Lucia Steenkamp is a Principal Researcher at CSIR specialising in Biocatalysis and has been an author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed papers and two book chapters.

She has developed technologies for industry clients in the pharmaceutical, veterinary, biocides, food, flavours and fragrance industries, leading to five granted patents, ten technology demonstrators and five technology packages licensed to external clients. 

She has won the South African Women in Science Award (SAWISA) for Research and Innovation in 2018 for her work leading to technologies for commercialisation. She has been a finalist in the NSTF rewards in 2012, 2019 and 2020 for the development of new Green technologies. 

She is the Director of the new Industrial Biocatalysis Hub, an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Title: Industrial Biocatalysis to grow the Bio-economy of South Africa

 

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