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Maurice Monjerezi
Maurice Monjerezi Natural Products Biography Dr Monjerezi is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi. He is currently Node Coordinator for the Carnegie-funded SABINA network. His research interests are in the application of chemical principles for the sustainable valorisation of indigenous resources,...
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Jörn Kalinowski
Jörn Kalinowski Bioinformatics joern@CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE Biography Prof Kalinowski heads the Technology Platform Genomics (TPG) research group at the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) at Bielefeld University in Bielefeld, Germany. The focus of the research group is to support genome and post-genome research by high-throughput technologies. The research group performs research in the field of genomics and post-genomic...
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Dashnie Naidoo
Dashnie Naidoo Natural Products Biography Dr Naidoo completed her PhD in Natural Products Chemistry at the University of Natal in 2003. Her research entailed the isolation and structure elucidation of chemically diverse compounds from plants. She was also involved in the biological screening of chemical compounds at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. In...
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Vinesh Maharaj
Vinesh Maharaj Natural Products Biography Professor Maharaj is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pretoria and is leading the establishment of a Bioprospecting Centre at the University. Prior to this, he headed the Natural Product and Agroprocessing Platform at CSIR Biosciences. His major areas of expertise include natural product chemistry, the biological...
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Quintino Mgani
Quintino Mgani Organic / Synthetic Chemistry Biography Dr Mgani is a Chemistry lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. His research interests are natural product chemistry and phytochemical studies. His natural product research focuses on the design and synthesis of natural products with interesting biomedical, agrochemical and industrial applications. His phytochemical studies...
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Till Opatz
Till Opatz Organic / Synthetic Chemistry Biography Professor Opatz studied Chemistry in Frankfurt, Germany, and finished his diploma under the supervision of Johann Mulzer in 1997. In 2001, he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Horst Kunz in Mainz, Germany. After completing a postdoctoral study with Rob Liskamp in Utrecht, The Netherlands, he...
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Namrita Lall
Namrita Lall Natural Products Biography Professor Lall completed her PhD at the University of Pretoria in 2001. She is currently a professor of Medicinal Plant Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her main research interests include anti-tuberculosis natural product leads from medicinal plants, susceptibility studies of other bacteria to medicinal plants, the...
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Ian Dubery
Ian Dubery Metabolomics Biography Professor Dubery is a research professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He obtained his PhD degree at the erstwhile Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) and worked as a visiting scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California, USA, the Max Planck Institute...
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Peter Golyshin
Peter Golyshin Bioinformatics Biography Professor Golyshin is a professor at the School of Biological Sciences at Bangor University in Wales and the incumbent of the Chair in Environmental Genomics at the same institution. He obtained a master’s degree in Soil Science and Agriculture at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1987 and a PhD in...
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Oleg Reva
Oleg Reva Bioinformatics Biography Professor Reva received his PhD from the DK Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1995 at the age of 25. He completed a postdoctoral study on bioinformatics at the Medical High School of Hanover in Germany between 2002 and 2004. He is currently an associate professor...
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