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The Department of Biochemistry, the first department of its kind in South Africa, was established in 1940 meaning that in 2017, it was in its 77th year of operation. The Department was originally part of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Pretoria, but co‐administered with the National State Department of Agricultural Technical Services. In the early 1970s the Faculty was fully integrated into the University of Pretoria. Between 1975 and 1993 the Department also served in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. In 1994 it became part of the Faculty of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. Since 1999 the Department of Biochemistry has been part of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS). Between 1999 and 2008 it was part of the School of Biological Sciences in NAS. At the beginning of 2018, the Department of Biochemistry merged with the former Departments of Genetics and of Microbiology and Plant Pathology to create the new Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology.

Previous HOD’s

Prof JH Kellermann
(1940-1954)

Prof DJJ Potgieter
(1955-1983)

Prof L Visser 
(1983-1997)

Prof A Neitz
(1997-2002)

Prof JA Verschoor
(2003-2011)

Prof D Meyer
(2012-2014)

Acting:
Prof WD Schubert
(2015-2017)

 

PhD Alumni

Surname

Name

Initials

Prefix

Cmpl Yr

Pitout

Marthinus Johannes

MJ

Dr.

1966

 

Schabort

Johannes Christoffel

JC

Dr.

1969

 

De-Villiers

Vivian

V

Dr.

1969

 

Cloete

Pieter Wouter

PW

Dr.

1970

 

Louw

Abraham Izak (Braam)

AI

Prof.

1972

 

Thiel

Pieter

PG

Dr.

1974

 

Neitz

Albert

AWH

Prof.

1976

 

Potgieter

Hendrik

HC

Dr.

1978

 

Van-Aswegen

Casper

CH

Dr.

1985

 

Viljoen

Gerrit

GJ

Dr.

1985

 

Ubbink

Johan Bernard

JB

Dr.

1987

 

Verschoor

Jan

JA

Prof.

1988

 

Böhmer

Linde Herta

LH

Dr.

1989

 

Apostolides

Zeno

Z

Prof.

1989

 

Crause

Johannes Casparus

JC

Dr.

1993

 

Hoppe

Heinrich Carl

HC

Prof.

1994

 

Cloete

Michelle

M

Dr.

1994

 

Gaspar

Anabella Regina Marques

ARM

Prof.

1995

 

Bragg

Robert

RR

Dr.

1995

 

Joubert

Anna Magaretha (Annie)

AM

Prof.

1998

 

Joubert

Fourie

F

Prof.

2000

 

Mans

Barend Johannes (Ben)

BJ

Dr.

2002

 

Stoltz

Anton Carel

AC

Dr.

2002

 

Wright

Louwrance

LP

Dr.

2002

 

Siko

Dismore Gilbert Ramathudi

DGR

Dr.

2003

 

Birkholtz

Lyn-Marie

L

Prof.

2003

 

Scanlen

Melinda

M

Dr.

2003

 

Prozesky

Erwin Antoni

EA

Dr.

2004

 

Korf

Johanna Elisabeth

JE

Dr.

2005

 

Maritz

Christine

C

Prof.

2005

 

Schulze

Deborah Lizanne Claire

DLC

Dr.

2005

 

Boca

Madalina Brindusa

MB

Dr.

2006

 

Deysel

Martha Susanna Madrey

MSM

Dr.

2008

 

Thanyani

Tshililo Simon

TS

Dr.

2008

 

Burger

Pieter Buys

PB

Dr.

2009

 

De-Beer

Tjaart Andries Petrus

TAP

Dr.

2009

 

Van-Brummelen

Anna Catharina

AC

Dr.

2009

 

Ganesan

Hamilton

H

Dr.

2010

 

Wells

Gordon

GA

Dr.

2010

 

Lemmer

Yolandy

Y

Dr.

2011

 

Cheng

Po-Hsun (Paul)

P

Dr.

2011

 

Smit

Salome

S

Dr.

2011

 

Williams

Marni

M

Dr.

2011

 

Hefer

Charles Amadeus

CA

Dr.

2011

 

Niemand

Jandeli

J

Dr.

2011

 

Fonteh

Pascaline Nanga

PN

Dr.

2012

 

Williams

Aurelia Alvina

AA

Dr.

2012

 

Gazendam

Inge

I

Dr.

2012

 

Clark

Katherine

K

Dr.

2013

 

Reeksting

Shaun

SB

Dr.

2013

 

Barnard

Annette-Christi

A

Dr.

2013

 

Rossouw

Claire

CL

Dr.

2013

 

Henson

Sonal

SP

Dr.

2013

 

Stutzer

Christian

C

Dr.

2014

 

Christie

Nanette

N

Dr.

2014

 

Bezuidt

Oliver

KIO

Dr.

2014

 

Garny

Seike

S

Dr.

2014

 

Kumwenda

Benjamin

B

Dr.

2014

 

Kapewangolo

Petrina

TP

Dr.

2014

 

Ellithey

Mona Ellithey

M

Dr.

2014

 

Verlinden

Bianca

BK

Dr.

2014

 

le Roux

Karlien

K

Dr.

2015

 

Sitole

Lungile

LJ

Dr.

2015

 

Smidt

Werner

W

Dr.

2015

 

Coertzen

Dina

D

Dr.

2015

 

du Rand

Ezette

EE

Dr.

2016

 

Pereira

Andreia

ASP

Dr.

2016

 

Pierneef

Rian

RE

Mr

2016

 

Gama

Ntombenhle (Ntombi)

NH

Dr.

2017

 

Ndlandla

Fortunate Lindokuhle

FL

Dr.

2017

 

 

Previous Departmental photos

 

1984

1991

1998

 

 

2000

2001

2002

 

 

 

2013

 

2017

 

 

 

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