Biochemistry

Anél Petzer

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

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.

Karin Minnie

Dr Karin Minnie is the director of INSINQ Research Focus Area at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. Karin is passionate about evidence-based practice and improvement of the quality of nursing and midwifery care. Her current research program focuses on facilitating kind and compassionate care during childbirth with specific emphasis on continuous support during labour. She has an additional qualification in advanced midwifery and is an experienced lecturer in Midwifery and Research methodology.

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