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Prof Debra Meyer


is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry, at the University of Pretoria (UP). Her research focus is HIV/AIDS; in particular the development of novel less toxic drugs, synthetic antigens as vaccine leads and metabonomics as a means of monitoring disease progression. Her research group published the first paper on biofluid NMR distinguishing HIV/AIDS samples from uninfected material and along with collaborators developed a gold-based drug able to inhibit HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and protease. She has received numerous national and international research awards and her publications include chapters in books, more than 25 articles in ISI journals and a number of technical reports.


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