Prof Admire Dube (PI)

Admire is a 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.

Dr. Mellisa Chikukwa is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer

Dr. Christianah Akinnawo is a postdoctoral researcher

Dr. Rami Ahmed is a postdoctoral researcher

Ms. Raymonde Bekale is a PhD student

Mr. Retsepile Maphasa is a PhD student

Ms. Pamela Kadare is a PhD student

Ms. Munopaishe Mutetwa is an MSc student

Mr. Prince Dlozi is an MSc student

Ms. Ezintle Mhlaba is an MSc student

Ms. Mutshidzi Masindi is an MSc student

Ms. Su-Mari du Plessis is a PhD student (co-supervision)

Ms. Jessica Burns is a PhD student (co-supervision)

Ms. Amy Buck is a PhD student (co-supervision)