Jeanetta du Plessis, BPharm, MSc (Pharmaceutics), PhD, DTO (PU for CHE) is the director of the Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences and professor of Pharmaceutics at the NWU. She is a pharmacist who is specialising in drug delivery, whilst her research focuses on topical and transdermal drug delivery. She has supervised numerous post-graduate students. She is the author/co-author of several patents, well over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and quite a few book chapters. She serves on the scientific editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. She is a founding member of the honorary editorial board of the Open Access Journal, Research and Reports in Transdermal Drug Delivery. She also acts on the DST Nanotechnology HSE Advisory committee as well as the marketting committee of the International Skin Forum Conference. She holds memberships with the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and the Academy of Sience of South Africa [Assaf].