Surita Meldau Genetic and biochemical landscape of mitochondrial disease in South Africa investigated at a referral centre
Richmond Ateko The prevalence of dysbetalipoproteinaemia in Ghana.
Joanne Pillay Development and validation of LC-MS methodology to determine the type and extent of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure to neonates born within the Cape West Metro region
Bianca Southon To evaluate the relationship between biomarkers of oxidative stress and barbering behaviour in mice at the University of Cape Town-Research Animal Facility (UCT-RAF)
Sarah Lampert A metabolomics approach to studying inherited metabolic disorders in South Africa
Saara Adam Investigations into the effects of MPV17 deficiency on oxidative stress and mitochondrial DNA content in fibroblasts with or without exposure to NRTIs (MSc upgraded in Dec 2023)


Daryl Kamadu Assessing the extent of mtDNA oxidative damage in the fibroblasts of patients displaying MPV17-related mtDNa depletion syndrome
Titus Mashilo Mitochondrial DNA copy number determination in a South African cohort of type 2 diabetic patients with target organ damage (completed Dec 2023)
Kashief Khan Development and validation of quantitative methods for accurate heteroplasmy determination of the pathogenic m.3243A>G and m.1178G>A variants in the mitochondrial genome
Lehlogonolo Thobejane  Development and validation of short chain fatty acids in plasma and serum samples in a cohort of diabetes patients by GC-FID
Buntu Dyira Exploration of oxidative stress markers as biomarkers of target organ damage in people living with Type 2 diabetes mellitus


Dr Riona Singh-Gansan Impact of Iron Deficiency on HbA1c Testing for Diabetes
Dr Kgothatjo Magolego Biochemical screening and monitoring of kidney disease in people living with diabetes: a comparison with guidelines
Dr Mariam Mahomed Reference Interval study of TSH and Free T4 (thyroxine) in Cord Blood


Intern Medical Scientists
Sarah Lampert  
Malishca Perumal  
Njabulo Kumalo  
Humaira Vawda  


ChemPath Students: Back row (left to right) - Surita Meldau, Irene Pandjeu, Buntu Dyira, Richmond Ateko, Cameron Francis, Titus Mashilo, Dieter van der Westhuizen. Front row – Joanne Pillay, Thando Gcingca, Mariam Mahomed, Sarah Lampert, Lehlogonolo Thobejane, Kashief Khan, Ronald Dalmacio