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biotechnology executive , Molecular biologist

Mauritz Venter, South African molecular biologist, biotechnology executive. Achievements include establishment of molecular tools for genetic enhancement of grapevine and plant-based pharmaceuticals. Grantee, National Research Foundation, 2004-2005, Innovation Fund and National Research Foundation, 2005-2006. Member of Science Advisory Bd.

Background

Venter, Mauritz was born on October 23, 1975 in Pretoria, South Africa. Son of Jan and Elza Venter.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Human Physiology, Stellenbosch University, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2004.

Career

Co-founder AzarGen Biotechs., Stellenbosch, since 2003. Postdoctoral fellow Stellenbosch University, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include establishment of molecular tools for genetic enhancement of grapevine and plant-based pharmaceuticals.

Membership

Member of Science Advisory Bd.

Connections

father:
Jan Venter

mother:
Elza Venter