Drug design and development

Jacques Petzer

Jacobus Petrus Petzer, BPharm, MSc, PhD (NWU) is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the NWU.  He has extensive experience in medicinal chemistry and drug design.  His research interest is the rational design of drugs that block the function of the monoamine oxidase enzymes.  He has supervised numerous postgraduate students and has published several papers in peer-reviewed international journals.


Douglas Oliver

Douglas William Oliver, (South African citizen) was born on 29th March 1954 (one of an identical twin) in Johannesburg, South Africa. He enrolled as a pharmacy student at the North-West University (former Potchefstroom University for CHE) in 1973 after his matric (Randburgse Hoërskool, 1971) and military training in Oudsthoorn (1972). He is pharmacist registered with the South Africa Pharmacy Council and has served in more than 50 pharmacies in South Africa and Namibia.