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.
Kathryn van Boom
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.
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.
Kerryn Mac Dermott
Kerryn is currently registered as a MSc student in the Division of Anatomy, Stellenbosch University. Her project focuses on studying the muscle properties of the iliocapsularis muscle.
Her supervisor is Ms Kerri Keet.
The effect of combined intravenous, bolus amino acid supplementation and mobilization on skeletal muscle anabolism during the acute phase of critical illness: a randomized controlled trial.
The effect of combined intravenous, bolus amino acid supplementation and mobilization on skeletal muscle catabolism during the acute phase of critical illness: a randomized controlled trial.
Combating muscle wasting: Are satellite cells activated in skeletal muscle of patients 7 days post ICU admittance?
An investigation of autophagic activity in skeletal muscle biopsies from ICU patients with muscle wasting.