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Ashwell Rungano Ndhlala


The Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development
University of Kwazulu-Natal
South Africa

Biography

Dr Ashwell R. Ndhlala received his BSc Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Zimbabwe in 2001, Harare in Zimbabwe first doctorate (DPhil in Biochemistry) from the same institute in 2008 and second doctorate (PhD in Ethnopharmacology) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg in South Africa in 2010. He currently serves as a Researcher at The Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. His research interests are mainly focused on African Traditional Medicine. The long term goal of his research is to document the safety, efficacy and sustainable utilization of African Traditional Medicine. With vast experience in toxicology, bio analysis, microbiology, conservation methods and indigenous knowledge systems, he has contributed immensely to the knowledge of ethnopharmacology of African Traditional Medicine. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the South African Journal of Botany and performs peer reviews for a number of rated journals.

Research Interest

Biomolecules and Biochemistry of natural products (Tannin content, phenolic composition and antioxidant capacity of indigenous plants foods/feeds),Microbiology,Toxicology and mutagenicity of medicinal plants, foods/feeds,Conservation and sustainable utilization of medicinal plants,Seed biology and seedling development,Medico-nutritional properties of wild plants foods/feeds.

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