Contributor: Professor Jan Verschoor
Prof Jan Verschoor is Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Pretoria.
The immunology of human infectious diseases, specifically tuberculosis, AIDS and Guillian Barré Syndrome. Techniques covered are chemical isolation of bacterial lipids, monoclonal antibody production, development of immunoassays for serodiagnosis and research, in vitro testing of anti-mycobacterial agents, and biosensor technology to determine the quantitative binding properties of receptors and ligands.
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He is extensively networked with institutions in Europe, including the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, University of Brussels and University of Gent in Belgium, University of Wales, Bangor, UK and in Africa with the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Prof Jan Verschoor, Tel: +27 12 420 2477, Fax: +27 12 362 5302