Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

Tertius Kohn, PhD

Founder and director of the MyoLab.
During his studies at Stellenbosch University, he gained expertise in single muscle techniques at the Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre and the Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala. During his post-doc, he established the permeabilised single fibre contracture test at the University of Cape Town. In 2019, he was appointed associate professor in the Department of Medical Biosciences at the University of the Western Cape and is continuing the research in muscle metabolism, contractility and morphology.

PhD candidates

Kathryn van Boom

MSc
Kathryn is currently a PhD candidate registered in the Department of Paraclinical Science, Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria. Her project focuses on diet supplementation of cheetahs in captivity and determining their health status using metabolomics. Her co-supervisor is Prof Adrian Tordiffe.

Dorothy Breed

BVSc, MSc
Dorothy is currently a final year PhD student registered in the Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town. Her project focusses on understanding capture myopathy in wildlife.
Her co-supervisor is Prof Leith Meyer.

MSc candidates

Luqmaan Adamson

BSc (Honours)
Luqmaan is currently registered as a MSc student in the Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape. His project focuses on the effect of diet supplementation on the structure and metabolism of skeletal muscle in captive cheetahs. His co-supervisor is Prof Adrian Tordiffe.

Honours candidates

S'Thandiwe Magwaza

BSc
S'Thandiwe is currently registered for an Honours degree in the Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape. Her project will focus on determining the glycogen content in various ostrich muscles and relate the findings to dietary intervention.

Mohammed Yaseen Parker

BSc
Mohammed is currently registered for an Honours degree in the Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape. His project will focus on determining the muscle fibre type and cross-sectional area of muscle from blesbok.

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