Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group
Prof Gerard Tromp
Professor Gerard Tromp was born in Johannesburg, attended Bryanston High School and then completed a BSc and a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry at Potchefstroom University. He continued his studies at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Piscataway, New Jersey, USA and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry. Prior to joining Stellenbosch University in March 2015 as a Professor of Bioinformatics and Human Genetics, Gerard held faculty positions at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and at Geisinger Health System, in Danville, Pennsylvania, USA. Gerard has extensive experience in bioinformatics and computational analyses and has authored over 200 publications. At Stellenbosch University he is looking forward to participating in many collaborative research projects centered around the internationally renowned tuberculosis research programme and building up a bioinformatics programme for the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine. He will also help establish the South African Tuberculosis Bioinformatics Initiative (SATBBI), a DST/SHIP funded programme to foster bioinformatics support for collaborative tuberculosis research.
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