Prof Admire Dube (Research Group Leader)
Admire Dube is a pharmaceutical scientist and Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape (UWC). He is a pharmacist by training and holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Monash University Australia, and post-doctoral training in nanomedicine from the University at Buffalo, USA. He previously held a position as Senior Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria where he was involved in commercializing nanoparticle delivery systems for drugs used in malaria and tuberculosis. His research group at UWC focuses on the application of nanoparticles towards the treatment of tuberculosis, especially to achieve immunotherapy, targeted drug delivery and/or access across biological barriers. He has published several articles on nanomedicine in high impact factor journals and supervised several postgraduate students. He has a personal desire to see the first nanomedicine commercialized from Africa.