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Welcome Luan Africa


The TTO is excited to announce a new recruit to the office, Mr Luan Africa, who joined us on the 1st April 2020 as a Technology Transfer Specialist: Commercialization.

Luan is a goal orientated, driven individual with broad exposure to different areas of life science. He is a strong proponent of multi-disciplinary initiatives, and believes that collaboration between disciplines is the key to the success of any endeavour. He has built up a broad knowledge base which he continually strives to grow, and through his postgraduate training has acquired skills in molecular virology, biochemistry and physiology. Prior to joining the UWC TTO, he was part of the technology transfer team at Stellenbosch University. He is passionate about all things science, technology and innovation, and believes in adding additional value to the traditional academic process through technology transfer.

We welcome Luan to the TTO and are excited to work with him to drive technologies to meet societal needs