CV – Lyn-Marie Birkholtz

Lyn-Marie Birkholtz
University of Pretoria
UP Institute of Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC)

Lyn-Marie Birkholtz holds the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control at the University of Pretoria and Head of the Parasite Control Cluster in the UP Institute of Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), an MRC Collaborative Centre for Malaria Research. In addition, she is a member of the South African Malaria Transmission-blocking Consortium and leads the NRF Community of Practice (CoP) on Malaria Elimination. Her group investigates physiological, biochemical and metabolic processes of malaria parasite life stages to understand parasite development and differentiation. The information is used to support antimalarial drug discovery and malaria control chemotherapies in a malaria elimination agenda.