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Prof Vanessa Steenkamp


Her research interest involves various aspects of traditional herbal remedies. Presently she heads the Phytomedicine Unit in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Pretoria. She is the author/co-author of ~60 scientific papers. 

She serves on the EXCO of a number of organizations both Nationally and Internationally. She is reviewer for 18 international peer-reviewed journals and is on the editor board of two journals. She has 149 conference contributions and has been the invited speaker on 13 occasions.

Current topics being investigated in her research field include; Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, model development with regards to toxicity, enzymes and metabolism. She is currently supervisor of 4 PhD and several MSc and Honours students.


Tel: +27 12 319 2547

Fax: +27 12 319 2411




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