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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
February 10, 2018

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Valentine Anye



FIRST NAMES : Valentine


HOME AD. : 13819 Vintage Ct NW

: Andover 55304

CELL : +1-763-***-****



I aim at strengthening my experimental skills in both molecular and biochemical laboratories. In the process, I will like to participate in exciting research programs in either an industrial or academic setting. Ultimately, I aim at gearing my research towards understanding and combating unbearable diseases.



University of Pretoria : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Speciality : Structural biology and Biochemistry

Status : In progress…

University of the Western Cape : Masters of Science

Speciality : Biotechnology

Period and status : 2012-2014 (Completed)

University of the Western Cape : Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Speciality : Structural Biology

Period and status : 2011 (Completed)

University of the Western Cape : Bachelor Science

Speciality : Biotechnology

Period and status : 2008 – 2010 (Completed)



Gov’t Bilingual High School Bamenda: September 2004 - June 2006

Subjects : Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology


Gov’t Bilingual High School Bamenda : September 1999 - June 2004

Subjects : Mathematics, Additional mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,

Economics, Geography, History, English and Religious Studies.


Molecular Biology: Plasmid preparation, ligation, transformation, genomic DNA extraction, PCR, Site-directed mutagenesis, DNA sequencing.

Protein Skills: Bacterial protein expression, protein purification, FPLC/HPLC (affinity, gel filtration and ion exchange), dialysis, western blots, SDS-PAGE, protein refolding.

Protein Crystallography: Preparing protein samples for crystallization, preparing crystallization buffers, hanging and sitting drop methods, use of mosquito dispensing robot, crystal fishing, X-ray data collection on Rigaku home source diffractometer, data evaluation and crystal structure solution and refinement.


Employer : Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria

Position : Teaching Assistant for 3rd Level Biochemistry Modules

Period : January 2015- June 2017

Skills Developed : Facilitation, Lesson planning and presentation, enhanced practical experience, attention to details, marking and student evaluation skills, time management, clear and concise communication and attention to deadlines.

Employer : Department of Residential Services, University of the Western Cape

Position : ResLife Development Officer

Period : Jan 2013- Dec 2014

Skills Developed : Planning and programming, Communication, listening, critical thinking and problem solving. Psychosocial support skills. Initiate and facilitate a Science club across university residences.

Employer : Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Univ. of the Western Cape

Position : Tutor and Laboratory Demonstrator

Period : 2010-2013

Skills Developed : Meeting attendance, lesson planning and presentation, effective communication, patients, critical reading and marking. Enhanced practical experience and facilitation skills

Employer : Peer Mentoring and Tutoring, University of the Western Cape

Position : Mentor, Head tutor and Senior Student Coordinator

Period : 2009-2011

Skills Developed : Mentoring first year students with different performances and attitudes. Adapting to new working environments and working with different people. Administrative, reception and tutoring skills gained. Facilitate group discussions and individuals sessions. Working under pressure and completing multiple task concurrently.

Employer : Student Development Office, University of the Western Cape

Position : Peer Facilitator

Period : 2010

Skills Developed : Leadership skills, encouraging, motivation, communication and interpersonal skills. Report writing and time management skills.

Employer : Students Christians’ Organisation, University of the Western Cape

Position : Chairperson; Transformation officer

Period : 2011-2012; 2013-2014; 2009-2010

Skills Developed : Leadership, attention to details, planning, chairing meetings, effective time management, monitoring processes, counselling, managing finances, overseeing other leaders, interaction with partners, efficient document keeping, writing reports, sourcing preacher and motivation speakers, designing training programs, thinking at the spot, effective decision making skills and effective communication. Attention to E-mails and other forms of communiqués and timely response. Delegating responsibilities and following them up.


Certificate of participation (6th-11th October 2016): First Pan African Conference on Crystallogrphy, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Second prize in poster presentation (October 2015): Department of Biochemistry, Univ. of Pretoria Annual symposium.

Young scientist travel award (June 2015): Intl conference on structural genomics, Weizmann Institute Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Development Officer Award (Residential Services, University of the Western Cape (UWC), 2014)

Student Development Awards (UWC, 2013)

Chairperson Student Christians’ Organisation, UWC (Aug 2011- August 2012 & Aug 2013-Aug 2014)

Tutor and Laboratory Demonstrator (Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Department, UWC 2010-2013)

Certificate of Extraordinary Service in Peer Mentoring (UWC, 2010)

Leadership in Mentoring Award, Student Development and Support (UWC, 2010)

Peer Facilitator Certificate (UWC, 2010)

Dedication in service as Transformation Officer, (SCO UWC, Aug 2009-Aug 2010)

Certificate of academic excellence (SCO UWC, 2010)

Senior student coordinator 2010 & Head mentor (2009) (UWC Peer mentoring program)

Golden Key Honour Society invitation – 2008


Served in a kiosk as an assistant with translation during the 2010 soccer world cup in South Africa

Tutored school pupils at a library in Kayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa



Reading motivational books and biographies

Travelling and exploring nature.

Watching inspirational movies.


Prof. Wolf-Dieter Schubert: Professor of Structural Biology

Department of Biochemistry University of Pretoria

Private Bag X20 Hatfield 0028


Prof. Trevor Sewell Director of the Structural Biology Unit

Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine

University of Cape Town +27-21-650-****; +27-827******

Mrs Faeza Khan Department of Residential Service (Reslife UWC)

Private Bag X17, Bellville 7523. (021-***-****

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