Awie F Kotzé, BPharm, MSc, PhD (NWU) is the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and a professor of Pharmaceutics at the NWU. His research focuses on the optimisation of drug delivery, especially of protein and peptide drugs of antimalarial compounds with quaternised, chitosan polymers, and with the patented PheroidTM drug delivery system. He has supervised several post-graduate students is the author/co-author of quite a few patents as well as numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
Lesetja J Legoabe is Senior Lecturer at Pharmacen (Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences) of the Faculty of Health Science at the North-West University, Potchefstroom campus. His research involves chemical synthesis, enzyme inhibition and drug design for central nervous system diseases such as Parkinsonism’s disease.
Anne Grobler is a South African citizen with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics (North-West University, South Africa), an M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and an Honours in Biochemistry (PU for CHE, South Africa).
Her research interests are the design, construction and optimization of delivery and transporter technologies for active pharmaceutical in conjunction with the preclinical and clinical evaluation of such technologies. This interest includes the delivery and transport of bio-agricultural molecules and compounds.
Prof. Banie Boneschans is head of the Centre for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services (CPBS) and is responsible for the overall management of service-delivery units that are operated as independent business units within the CPBS. He obtained the degrees BSc (Pharm), MSc (Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and DSc (Pharmaceutics) at the former PU for CHE. Following a brief stint as forensic analyst at the South African Police Service's forensics department he accepted an appointment as research scientist at the School of Pharmacy in 1979 and was subsequently promoted to senior lecturer in 1983 and to professor in 1987. His research focused on finding solutions to pharmaceutical and bioavailability problems. In conjunction with co-workers at the University of Zagreb in Croatia he participated in several national and international conferences and authored or co-authored a number of scholarly reports and publications.
Martha Susanna Lubbe was born in Springs as the youngest daughter of the late Peet and Betsie Griesel. She completes her school career in 1982 at High School Potchefstroom Gimnasium. Martie obtained her BPharm degree (Cum Laude) in 1986, an MPharm degree in Pharmacy Practice (1988), a Diploma in Tertiary Education (1996) and a PhD in Pharmacy Practice (2000) at the former PU for CHE. The title of her PhD thesis is "Managed pharmaceutical care: A South African approach". She married Willie in 1995 and they have a daughter, Leonore, and a son, Dewald.
Sias Hamman, BPharm, MSc, PhD (NWU) is a research professor in the Unit for Drug Research and Development at the NWU. His research focuses on functional excipients from natural origin to optimise drug delivery.
I, Sandra van Dyk obtained my BPharm, MSc and PhD degrees from the North-West University (previously the Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys) and I am currently employed as the Director of the School of Pharmacy Faculty of Health Sciences as an Associate Professor