Prof. Resia Pretorius
Professor of Physiological Sciences, South Africa
HOD in the Department of Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
I have been awarded the NSTF BILLITON Distinguished Research Award in 2018, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) South African Women in Science award (runner-up) in 2017 and 2019, and finalist in the Standard Bank Top women awards in 2019. Previous awards also include the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards Programme awarded in 2011 for Basic Science and Technology: African Women in Science and University of Pretoria’s Exceptional Young Researcher award in 2008.
I am a rated Scientist of the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, and I am a member of the Royal Society of South Africa. Together with the aid of INNOVUS, the Technology Transfer Office of Stellenbosch University, I have filed various patents including treatment methods, biosensors for early detection of inflammation and disease risk.
Recently, we have filed a patent for a method for the diagnosis of Long COVID. Since 2000, I have published in press nearly 300 papers in ISI rated research papers. I was also associate editor of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (Impact Factor 2017, and I am on the editorial board of two Nature journals, Scientific Reports and Cardiovascular Diabetology. I have delivered keynote and plenary lectures at numerous international conferences.
Prof Pretorius is a #LCKChampion