About the article
Wendy J. van der Spuy
Wendy Jeannette van der Spuy is PhD student with the Department of Anatomy’s Division of Histology and Cell Biology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has a passion for electron microscopy, biological research and scientific writing. She is credited as primary or co-author of 14 scientific publications since 2009, with a further number of articles in the peer-review process for 2012. Together with Professor Etheresia Pretorius, her supervisor, she wishes to continue in the field of stroke and inflammatory research.
Etheresia (Resia) Pretorius received her PhD in 1998, and is a Professor in the Department of Physiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has published over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and, since 2000, has also been mentor to 28 successful MSc and PhD students. Her focus is diseases associated with inflammation and she combines ultrastructure and electron microscopy with physiology. Particularly, her focus is the effect of inflammation on platelets, red blood cells and the coagulation system. In December 2011, Resia was named the Southern African Regional winner in the category, Basic Science, Technology and Innovation, of the prestigious African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards, which forms part of the African Union Scientific Awards Programme.
Published Online: 2012-05-03
Published in Print: 2012-06-01