Meet our Staff
Prof. Chris Vorster - Clinical Pathologist
Director of the Centre for Human Metabolomics and the clinical pathologist overseeing result interpretation and diagnostics at PLIEM and NBS.
Dr. Marli Dercksen - Consultant/Manager
Manager of PLIEM and has n Ph.D. in Biochemistry (obtained from the University of Amsterdam). She is responsible for the reporting and verification of results.
Prof. L.J. Mienie (Japie) - Founder
Founder of the laboratory. Prof Mienie specialize in the identification of inherited / congenital metabolic defects, neurotoxicology of zenobiotics and is a collaborating author of various research articles.
Ms. Elmarie Davoren
M.Sc in Biochemistry. Head Analyst: Acylcarnitine, CDG and organic acid interpretation
Ms. Sonja Bartlett
Honns. Biochemistry. Head Analyst: Screening and MPS assays
Mr. Jano Jacobs
Honns. Biochemistry. Head Analyst: Organic acids and creatine determination
Ms. Yolanda Nel
Honns. Biochemistry. Head Analyst: Amino acids and VLCFA assays and interpretation
Mrs. Ansie Mienie - Administration
B.Bibl (Ed), B.Ed (Hons), M.Ed (Sosio-Pedagogics), Senior Laboratory administrator
Mrs. Retha Potgieter - Administration
B.Sc Limnology, Administrative assistant