Jeanine L. Marnewick

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa


Oxidative Stress Research Centre, Department of Biomedical Sciences. Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus, South Africa Jeanine Marnewick obtained her PhD (Biochemistry) from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and is currently appointed as full Professor in the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences and Manager of the Oxidative Stress Research Centre at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She is also the research leader of the Medicinal Plant Research, a niche area within the Centre. Prof Marnewick is a rated scientist (National Research Foundation of South Africa) and has 19 years experience in the field of biomedical research, specifically chemoprevention and medicinal plant research. She has authored/co-authored many peer reviewed journal publications, international and national conference presentations and several lay publications to the benefit of public awareness of science and technology. Currently she is the supervisor/promoter of 14 postgraduate students from the African continent at Masters and Doctoral level. Her main research focus for the past 13 years has been the health promoting properties of two herbal teas, rooibos and honeybush, with specific focus on the prevention of oxidative stress-induced diseases/conditions. Prof Marnewick has very strong relationships with the Food and Beverage Industries, both locally and internationally and serves as an expert advisor to them. She is a popular invited speaker at national and international public, industry and health forums on the health benefits of rooibos and other indigenous medicinal plants. Communication of research results to the public is very important to her as she feels strongly that biomedical research should be applied to improve public health. The relevance of her work to the South African population is a definite strength.

Biography Updated on 10 September 2012

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