Dr Engela Honey
engela.honey [at] up.ac.za
(012) 319 2269
MBChB (Pret) MMed (Paed) (Stell)
GTS 365 Applied Medical Genetics
Academic & professional experience:
She is a qualified paediatrician registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa but has been employed by the University since 1998. Her interests are children with birth defects and genetic defects and the mechanisms behind it. She does genetic counselling and organises the further management of these children. She works at all the hospitals affiliated with the University (Pretoria Academic Hospital, Kalafong Hospital and Witbank Hospital) and lectures the students busy with their medical training as well as students busy with specialist training in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is also involved in pre- and postgraduate training of Genetics students.
Behavioural problems in individuals with an underlying genetic disorder
especially Prader-Willi syndrome; dysmorphic features in children with cancer; attention deficit disorder and the familial incidence; birth defects in general.
- Clarke J.C., Honey E.M., Bekker E., Snyman L.C., Raymond R.M . Jr, Lord C., Brophy P.D. (2006) A novel nonsense mutation in the EYA1 gene associated with branchio-oto-renal/branchiootic syndrome in an Afrikaner kindred. Clinical Genetics 70:63-67.
- Hoogendijk C.F., Marx J., Honey E.M., Pretorius E., Christianson A.L. (2006) Ultrastructural Investigation of Zimmermann-Laband Syndrome. Ultrastructural Pathology 30:423-426.
Southern African Society for Human Genetics – member
PANDA (Paediatric Neurology and Development Association) – member
MASA (Medical Association of South Africa) - member
IPWSO (International Prader-Willi syndrome organization) – professional member