Immunology Research Group
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​​​Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group

​Management/ Administration

Andrea Gutschmidt

Flow Cytometry Manager

Tel: +27 21 938 9475

Andrea is currently working as the Clinical Trial Lab Manager as well as the Flow Cytometry Core Facility Manager for CAF lite. She is very passionate about Flow Cytometry and her experience goes back to 2001, when she was working for Prof Stefan Kaufmann at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, where she performed multi-parameter flow cytometric analysis of murine and human tissue and cells. Currently, Andrea is working on a vaccine trial assessing the efficacy of a new TB vaccine in neonates. Her work involves planning, training and analysing end point results for flow cytometry experiments. She plays a crucial role in furhtering flow cytometry-based research at Tygerberg Medical Campus.

Belinda Kriel

Project Coordinator

Tel: +27 21 938 9839

Kim Stanley

Data Manager

Tel: +27 21 938 9475

Kim assists with the organization, storage and access to information within databases, as well as modelling and designing in-house databases to meet the needs of specific studies. Apart from building new databases, she is also in charge of monitoring data entry procedures.

Liesel Muller

Quality Assurance Manager

Tel: +27 21 938 9839

As the Quality assurance manager Liesel is responsible for establishing and maintaining the quality system essential for SU-IRG. Our Aim is to maintain a quality assurance program which complies with ISO15189 to ensure proper handling and processing of clinical samples. Quality assurance includes all the activities undertaken by our group to ensure that reliable and ccurate testing and research is undertaken at all  times. These activities include document control, laboratory audits, management reviews, sampling, processing and storage of samples, control of non-conforming work, complaints, corrective and preventative actions, as well as technical and quality records. This is accomplished through a continuing program to improve upon operational systems and procedure.

Marika Flinn

Laboratory Manager

Tel: +27 21 938 9839