Anél Petzer, BPharm, MSc, PhD (NWU) is an associate professor. She is the subprogramme leader for Drug Discovery in the Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences at the NWU. In 2015 she was selected as a TWAS affiliate. She is interested in the design of inhibitors and prodrugs for the delivery of centrally acting drugs to the brain. Her main focus is on enzymology especially MAO, COMT, AChE, BuChE and NOS. She has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Jan du Preez, PhD (PU for CHE) is laboratory manager of the Analytical Technology Laboratory in the Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences and professor in Pharmaceutics at the NWU. As an expert in analytical chemistry, one of his main functions is the development and validation of analytical methods for researchers and graduate students. He has supervised numerous post-graduate students and is the author/co-author of a patent as well as several papers in peer-reviewed international journals.