Marianne J. Cronjé
Dr. Marianne J. Cronjé, Associate Editor
Department of Biochemistry, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr Cronjé completed her BSc in Biological Sciences (majors Biochemistry and Zoology) at the Rand Afrikaans University, her BSc Hons degrees in both majors and MSc at the Free State University and completed her PhD in Biochemistry at the Rand Afrikaans University. The latter institution was incorporated in the newly established University of Johannesburg in 2005. The overarching theme of her research focusses on programmed cell death, in particular the induction of apoptosis in cancer, and bifurcates with photo dynamic therapy (PDT) and novel anti-cancer compounds forming core groups of research, the latter resulting in the filing of various patent applications that are being prosecuted in Australia, Canada, Europe, India, the US and SA. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Cell Death Society since 2009 and is the current President of the South African Cell Death Society, a satellite chapter of the ICDS.