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Vernon Coyne

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town


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Research Interests

Marine Biotechnology; aquaculture; abalone; seaweed; molecular biology; innate immunity in marine invertebrates; defence response; stress response

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  • Mark, Digby Cyrus

    Mark, Digby Cyrus Republic of South Africa Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries

  • Romana Yanez

    Romana Yanez University of Cape Town

  • Ann Meyers

    Ann Meyers

  • Rosie Meggersee

    Rosie Meggersee

  • Inga Hitzeroth

    Inga Hitzeroth

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Vernon Coyne obtained a BSc degree in Microbiology and Zoology from Rhodes University in 1978, a BSc (Hons) degree and a PhD degree in Microbiology from UCT in 1979 and 1985, respectively. In 1986, he left for Washington, D.C. where he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Microbiology Dept. at Georgetown University. From 1987 until 1990, he was a member of the Centre of Marine Biotechnology at Maryland University where he was a Research Assistant and later a Research Assistant Professor. He returned to the New South Africa in 1991 to take up a position as a Lecturer in the Microbiology Dept. at UCT. He was promoted ad hominem to Senior Lecturer in 1998, Assoc. Prof. in 2006 and became Head of Department in 2007.



Professional experience

Associate Professor

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town

January 2006 - Present

Education history

University of Cape Town

February 1981 - December 1985 (4 years 10 months)

University of Cape Town

BSc (Hons)

February 1979 - December 1979 (10 months)

Rhodes University


February 1976 - December 1978 (2 years 10 months)