Research Leaders and Publication Links

Prof. Francois H. van der Westhuizen

Deputy Dean: Research and Innovation & Professor
Research: OrcidScopus 
Telephone: +27 18 299 2318
E-mail: Francois.VanDerWesthuizen@nwu.ac.za
Office: Potchefstroom Campus, Building G6, Room 202
Qualifications: PhD
Professional registration: Medical Biological Scientist at Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA)
Expertise: Enzymology, bioenergetics, molecular and cell biology, mtDNA genetics
   

Prof. Roan Louw

Research Director: Focus Area for Human Metabolomic & Professor
Research: Orcid | Scopus 
Telephone: +27 18 285 2545
E-mail: Roan.Louw@nwu.ac.za
Office: Potchefstroom Campus, Building F3, Room 116
Qualifications: PhD
Professional registration: Medical Biological Scientist at Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) 
Expertise: Metabolomics, bioenergetics, enzymology, cell biology
   

Prof. J. Zander Lindeque

Associate Professor & Subject Group Leader: Biochemistry
Research: Orcid | Scopus 
Telephone: +27 18 299 2339
E-mail: Zander.Lindeque@nwu.ac.za
Office: Potchefstroom Campus, Building F3, Room 109
Qualifications: PhD 
Expertise: Metabolomics, bioenergetics, analytical biochemistry, transportomics
   

Dr Marianne Pretorius

Senior Lecturer
Research: Orcid | Scopus 
Telephone: +27 18 299 4074
E-mail: Marianne.Pretorius@nwu.ac.za
Office: Potchefstroom Campus, Building F3, Room 206
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: mtDNA genetics, Transcriptomics, enzymology, mitochondrial morphology
   

Prof. Joanna L. Elson

Extraordinary Associate Professor (Human Genetics)
Research: Scopus 
E-mail: Joanna.Elson@newcastle.ac.uk
Office: Mitochondrial Research Group, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, UK 
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Human Genetics, Mitochondrial DNA genetics and disease
   
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Prof. Ilse-Sanet Pienaar

Extraordinary Associate Professor 
Research: Scopus 
E-mail: i.pienaar@bham.ac.uk
Office: The Institute of Clinical Sciences, Medical School, University of Birmingham, UK 
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Neurodegenerative Diseases, Parkinson’s Disease, Mitochondrial pathology
   
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Prof. Albert Quintana

Extraordinary Associate Professor 
Research: Scopus 
E-mail: Albert.Quintana@uab.cat
Office: Institute of Neurosciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​Spain
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Neuronal susceptibility in mitochondrial disease, Mitochondrial pathology