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Meet Our Mentors: Dr Nomali Ngobese

Dr Nomali Ngobese
Dr Nomali Ngobese is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Zululand, in South Africa. She is an Applied Plant Scientist with a specialization in Food Processing. She joined MTAWA in 2016, while still a Ph.D. student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and was mentored through the network. She graduated in April 2017 and, thereafter, did her first postdoctoral research at the South African Agricultural Research Council. As part of the Agricultural Research Council, Nomali worked towards sourcing and characterizing starch from the seeds of wild mango (a non-conventional source). Her current research focuses on the incorporation of African leafy vegetables on flour-based staple foods, to improve their nutritional value, for the alleviation of malnutrition challenges in Africa.

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