Department of Life and Consumer Sciences

Dr N Parbhoo

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Life and Consumer Sciences
Tel: 011 670 9563


  • PhD - Molecular and Cell Biology (2013)

Fields of academic interests

Teaching interests

  • Biochemistry
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Bioenergetics and Metabolism
  • Enzymology

Research interests

  • Molecular and structural biology of rotavirus capsid proteins.Broad aim: to understand the mechanism of assembly of viral coat proteins to improve vaccine development

Journal articles

Publications since 2010

  • Mphahlele, MJ; Gildenhuys S, and Parbhoo N. (2017). Synthesis, cytotoxicity and molecular docking studies of the 9-substituted 5-styryltetrazolo[1,5-c]quinazoline derivatives. Molecules.
  • Parbhoo, N., Dewar J. and Gildenhuys S. (2016). Sequence analysis and structural implications of rotavirus capsid proteins. Acta Virologica, 60(3):260-270.
  • Parbhoo N, Stoychev SH, Fanucchi S, Achilonu I, Adamson RJ, Fernandes M, Gildenhuys S, and Dirr HW. (2011). A conserved interdomain interaction is a determinant of folding cooperativity in the GST fold. Biochemistry, 16;50(32):7067-75.