2016 / 2017 Fund Recipients

 

Prof.-Mahmood-MTMAlly

Prof. Mahmood MTM Ally

University and Department university of Pretoria department of internal medicine
Research Topic

Tobacco usage, clinical and systematic biomarker profiles in the detection of cardiovascular disease in at-risk patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Dr-Feriel-Azibani

Dr Feriel Azibani

University of Cape Town Department of Medicine Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa
Research Topic

Cardiac fibrosis in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: physiopathology and novel biomarkers.

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MrRomuald-Palwende-Boua

MrRomuald Palwende Boua

Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience {SBIMB),
Division of Human Genetics, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Genome-Wide Association study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Sub-Saharan African, The role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis.

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Dr Iman van den Bout

University of Pretoria, Department of Physiology
Research Topic

G-Protein coupled Estrogen Receptor as a harbinger of breast cancer prognosis and metastasis: A dual investigation into its use as prognostic marker and driver of cellular migration.

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Dr-Bronwyn-Dillon-

Dr Bronwyn Dillon

University of the Witwatersrand (Division of Human Genetics)
Research Topic

Endocrine Profiling in Black South African Fanconi Anaemia Patients, Homozygous for a FANCG Founder Mutation.

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Mr HA Hanekom

University of the Free State Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Research Topic

Investigation of the mechanisms of disease in patients suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

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Prof. Coenie Koegelenberg

Stellenbosch University┬şMedicine (Pulmonology)
Research Topic

Selective epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene (KRAS) and the echinoderm microtubule associated protein-like 4 (EML4)-ALK mutation analysis in South Africans with non-small cell lung cancer.

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2015 / 2016 Fund Recipients

 

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Dr Justor Banda

Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Biomarkers in acute kidney injury due to contrast induced nephropathy.

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Sylvia Kamanzi-wa

Department of Human Biology, Division of Cell Biology, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

The role of the retinal pigment epithelium in spinocerebellar ataxia retinopathy: a study using induced pluripotent cell- derived RPE cells.

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Dr Nasrin Goolam Mahyoodeen

University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

The Cardio-metabolic aspects of Psoriasis.

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Dr Nolubabalo Unati Nqebelele

Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Genetics of hypertension- attributed chronic kidney disease in black South Africans

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Reabetswe Pitere

Department of Human Genetics, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Investigating known inherited cancer susceptibility genes in a cohort of black South African breast cancer families.

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Vernita Reid

Division of Medical Biochemistry, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Investigating the GPCR-G╬▒12 protein network as tumour prognostic indicators in cervical cancer.

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Dr Bala Waziri

Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Biochemical and genetic markers of mineral bone disease in South Africans with chronic kidney disease.

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2014 / 2015 Fund Recipients

 

Dr Megan Borkum

Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Understanding the role of inflammation in promoting the metabolic syndrome, renal impairment and accelerated ‘ageing’ in a South African HIV-infected community-based cohort.

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Dr Gregory Calligaro

Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Cellular, immunological and transcriptional characterisation of COPD in south african hiv-infected persons.

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Dr Muzamil Hassan

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Witwatersrand
Research Topic

The Role of Circulating Endotoxaemia and Gene Polymorphism for Susceptibility and Severity of Cardiovascular disease in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.

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Dr Dheshnie Keswell

MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Adipose tissue oxidative stress and its association with insulin resistance.

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Prof Rajen Naidoo

Occupational and Environmental Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Research Topic

Environmental pollution, in- utero epigenetic modification and adverse childhood respiratory health: a birth cohort.

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Dr Dale Rae

MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Understanding the interplay between circadian rhythms, sleep and non-communicable disease risk factors in South African female shift workers.

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Dr Karen Shires

Department of Haematology, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

Cancer/testis antigen (CTA) expression in multiple myeloma: A tool for monitoring minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma.

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Dr Sarah Stacey

Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Witwatersrand
Research Topic

Investigation of the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and monitoring of disseminated tuberculosis; Observational study of cytokine profiles over time in HIV-TB co-infected patients.

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Dr Liesl Zuhlke

Department of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town
Research Topic

The Cape Town Adolescent Antiretroviral Cohort (CTAAC).

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