PROF. CAROLA NIESLER
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Academic Leader of Biotechnology in the School of Life Sciences, UKZN. 20 years experience in the area of stem cell research and application. Graduated more than 50 postgraduate students and published 35 internationally peer-reviewed articles
DR. MARETHA VAN DER MERWE
Deputy Director, Health Services, City of Tshwane and Head of Health Operational Room for COVID-19 Pandemic. Policy development for wildlife meat legislation in South Africa, chairperson of the Gauteng Meat Forum. Appointed by DEKRA Germany as an ISO auditor and obtaining lead auditor status in ISO 22000.
Prof. Kathryn Myburgh
Kathy Myburgh is a Distinguished Professor of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University. She currently holds the South African Chair in Integrative Skeletal Muscle Physiology, Biology and Biotechnology. After completing her PhD at University of Cape Town in 1989, she did postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford University and University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Academy of Sciences of South Africa (Assaf) and the Physiological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) and is a Council member of the South African Royal Society.