Dr Bethuel Nthangeni
Dr Bethuel Nthangeni graduated with B.Sc, and BSc (Hons) degree in 2003 and 2004, respectively from the University of Limpopo, Turfloop. He holds MSc and PhD (Biochemistry) degrees from the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein where he practised as lecturer for 8 years. He has supervised several postgraduate degrees at MSc and PhD levels. He has published numerous research articles in peer reviewed international journals. He has the Master of Business Leadership (MBL) degree from UNISA. He worked at the CSIR Biosciences Unit as Principal Scientist and Research Group Leader for four years. He also worked at the Technology Innovation Agency as Programme Manager and Senior Investment Specialist for 5 years. Currently, he is the Chief Scientific Officer at Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) Pty where he leads a team of research professionals embarking on animal vaccine product and improvement of vaccine production technologies. The researches has resulted in a number of product registration dossiers being submitted to national and international regulatory authorities for market approval. The focus of current initiatives at OBP includes identification at national and international levels, vaccine technologies for further development into animal health products.