Introducing the NMP Team

Section Heads

Prof Chris Vorster

Director: Centre For Human Metabolomics

MBChB, MMed (Chem Path), FCPath (Chem), MBA

Dr Ilse du Preez

Section Head: Project Analyses And Method Development

PhD Biochemistry

Dr Elne Conradie

Section Head: Biobank and Quality Assurance

PhD Atmospheric Chemistry

Ms Derylize Beukes

Section Head: Analytics

MSc Biochemistry

Mr Grant Maasdorp

Section Head: Operations

Scientific Staff

Ms Varushka Acton

MSc Biochemistry

Ms Elmarie Davoren

MSc Biochemistry

Dr Marli Dercksen

PhD Biochemistry

Mr Simon Isaiah

MSc Biology

Ms Brenda Klopper

MSc Biotechnology

Ms Puseletso Lesofe

BSc Hons Microbiology

Ms Vutomi Mahomani

MSc Nutrition

Mr Talulani Marageni

BSc Hons Microbiology

Ms Dineo Monaheng

B Tech Biomedical Technology

Ms Malishca Perumal

MSc Medical Science Human Physiology

Dr Maryke Schoonen

PhD Biochemistry

Mr Renzo Snyders

National Senior Certificate

Dr Albe Swanepoel

PhD Physiology

Operational Staff

Ms Louise Koopman

Mr Dewald Kühn

Ms Asénath Magwanya

Mr Gaolatlhwe Meso

Ms Ansie Mienie

Ms Luzaan van Rooyen

Post-doctoral Fellows and Students

Rochelle Caudron

MSc Candidate

Dr Monique Opperman

Post-doctoral Fellow

Extraordinary Appointments

Prof Chris Hendriksz

Medical and Strategic Advisor

A Rare Cause (Registered Charity in England and Wales)

Dr Helen Malherbe

Director of Research and Epidemiology

Rare Diseases South Africa

Dr Danielle Mulder



GCxGC-TOFMS Untargeted

Compound list

Spectra identified via comparison with library spectra

NMR Untargeted

Compound list

Spectra identified via comparison with library spectra

LDL Cholesterol Subfractions

Compound list

The LDL subfraction test measures up to twelve lipoprotein fractions and subfractions (VLDL, mid-bands A-C and LDL 1 through 7)

HDL Cholesterol Subfractions

Compound list

Separates and quantifies up to 10 HDL subfractions, classified from large buoyant HDL lipoproteins (HDL-L) to small-dense HDL lipoproteins (HDL-S).