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pathologist , researcher

Gerhard Frederick Weldhagen, South African pathologist, researcher. Achievements include discovery of First description of beta-lactamase GES-2 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa; research in First description of Candida famata as a pathogen in the human central nervous system; research in First description of the use of peptide nucleic acid probes to detect bacterial beta-lactamases. Research and Development grantee, University Pretoria, 2003-2004.

Background

Weldhagen, Gerhard Frederick was born on June 30, 1969 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. Son of Isak Johannes Weldhagen and Anna Beetge.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Master of Medicine in Pathology, Doctor of Philosophy, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1988—2002.

Career

Lecturer, researcher University Pretoria, since 1998. Senior pathologist National Health Laboratory Service, 2002—2005. Pathologist Ampath, since 2005.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of First description of beta-lactamase GES-2 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Research in First description of Candida famata as a pathogen in the human central nervous system. Research in First description of the use of peptide nucleic acid probes to detect bacterial beta-lactamases.

Membership

Member National Antimicrobial Surveillance Forum, Pretoria, 1998—2005. Member of International Society Chemotherapy (associate).

Connections

Married Marli Fourie, July 11, 1998.

father:
Isak Johannes Weldhagen

mother:
Anna Beetge

spouse:
Marli Fourie