A senior lecturer in the department of microbiology at Stellenbosch University, Karin Jacobs obtained in 2000. Jacobs received several bursaries and awards during her studies, including a prestigious fellowship for doctoral studies and a post- doctoral fellowship. She received the AECI award for her honours study as well as the Andries Brink Sasol prize, dean's medal, senate's medal and S2A3 Gencor bronze medal for her master's dissertation. In 2003, Jacobs was awarded the L'Oreal-Unesco international fellowship for young women in science and, in 2005, the L'Oreal department of science and technology award for most promising young female scientist. Jacobs has published 26 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as a book. Her research has been presented at local and international conferences and involves the taxonomy of several economically important fungal genera as well as the fungal ecology of fynbos soil

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