Biochemistry History

Previous HOD's                            Alumni                        Depart of Biochemistry - photos over the years

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

Marthinus Johannes Pitout 1966
Johannes Christoffel Schabort 1969
Vivian De-Villiers 1969
Pieter Wouter Cloete 1970
Abraham Izak (Braam) Louw 1972
Pieter Thiel 1974
Albert Neitz 1976
Hendrik Potgieter 1978
Casper Van-Aswegen 1985
Gerrit Viljoen 1985
Johan Bernard Ubbink 1987
Jan Verschoor 1988
Linde Herta Böhmer 1989
Zeno Apostolides 1989
Johannes Casparus Crause 1993
Heinrich Carl Hoppe 1994
Michelle Cloete 1994
Anabella Regina Marques Gaspar 1995
Robert Bragg 1995
Anna Magaretha (Annie) Joubert 1998
Fourie Joubert 2000
Barend Johannes (Ben) Mans 2002
Anton Carel Stoltz 2002
Louwrance Wright 2002
Dismore Gilbert Ramathudi Siko 2003
Lyn-Marie Birkholtz 2003
Melinda Scanlen 2003
Erwin Antoni Prozesky 2004
Johanna Elisabeth Korf 2005
Christine Maritz 2005
Deborah Lizanne Claire Schulze 2005
Madalina Brindusa Boca 2006
Martha Susanna Madrey Deysel 2008
Tshililo Simon Thanyani 2008
Pieter Buys Burger 2009
Tjaart Andries Petrus De-Beer 2009
Anna Catharina Van-Brummelen 2009
Hamilton Ganesan 2010
Gordon Wells 2010
Yolandy Lemmer 2011
Po-Hsun (Paul) Cheng 2011
Salome Smit 2011
Marni Williams 2011
Charles Amadeus Hefer 2011
Jandeli Niemand 2011
Pascaline Nanga Fonteh 2012
Aurelia Alvina Williams 2012
Inge Gazendam 2012
Katherine Clark 2013
Shaun Reeksting 2013
Annette-Christi Barnard 2013
Ingrid Claire Rossouw 2013
Sonal Henson 2013
Christian Stutzer 2014
Nanette Christie 2014
Oliver Bezuidt 2014
Seike Garny 2014
Benjamin Kumwenda 2014
Petrina Kapewangolo 2014
Mona Ellithey 2014
Bianca Verlinden 2014
Karlien le Roux 2015
Lungile Sitole 2015
Werner Smidt 2015
Dina Coertzen 2015
Ezette du Rand 2016
Andreia Pereira 2016
Rian Pierneef 2016
Ntombenhle (Ntombi) Gama 2017
Fortunate Lindokuhle Ndlandla 2017

Previous Departmental photos

 

1984

1991

1998

 

 

2000

2001

2002

 

 

 

2013

 

2017

 

 

Published by Annel Smit

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