Ongoing Projects and Collaborators

  • Prof Z Lindeque (Focus Area for Human Metabolomics, NWU), Prof C Vorster (Centre for Human Metabolomics, NWU) and Prof J. O. Sass (Bonn-Rheinn Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany) – Isovalerylglycine conjugation - determination of substrate specificity and enzyme kinetics of glycine N-acyltransferase.
  • Dr A Tordiffe, University of Pretoria – Characterisation of glycine N-acyltransferase conservation and enzyme substrate specificity in felids (domestic cat, cheetah, lion).
  • Dr M de Villiers, Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University – Medium chain ligase expression and enzymatic characterization.