Francois van der Westhuizen
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Francois H van der Westhuizen


Francois van der Westhuizen is currently a Professor of Biochemistry at the School for Physical and Chemical Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. He received his PhD (1998) at this institution, with post-doctoral and sabbatical research experiences at Nijmegen Centre for Mitochondrial Disorders, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, and the Mitochondrial Research Group, Newcastle University, respectively. His research focusses on the aetiology of mitochondrial disease in the South African population; cell biological responses (transcriptomics and metabolomics) in mitochondrial disease models; and the involvement of mitochondrial bioenergetics and mtDNA genetics in non-communicable diseases.

Biochemistry Molecular Biology

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Professor of Biochemistry

North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Focus Area for Human Metabolomics