Miss Robyn-Lee Potgieter is currently a first year M.MedSc. candidate at the Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Unit and Division of Virology, University of the Free State (UFS), under the supervision of Prof. Martin Nyaga. Her research involves performing whole genome sequencing and analysis on rotavirus strains pre- and post-RotaTeq® vaccine introduction, particularly on Rwandan genotype G9P rotavirus strains.
Miss Potgieter attained her Honours degree (Cum laude) at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria where she characterised circulating non-invasive strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Gauteng region. In 2020, she completed her undergraduate degree at the Department of Natural Sciences, UFS and attained her B.Sc. degree, majoring in Genetics and Microbiology.