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Ashwell R. Ndhlala

Ashwell R. Ndhlala

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Associate Professor
Research Centre for Plant Growth & Development
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tel: 760-205-9531

Biography

Dr Ashwell R. Ndhlala received his BSc Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Zimbabwe in 2001, first doctorate (DPhil in Biochemistry) from the same institute in 2008 and second doctorate (PhD in Ethnopharmacology) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2010. He is a Researcher at The Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. His research interests are on African Traditional Medicine. With long term goals of documenting the safety, efficacy and sustainable utilisation of African Traditional Medicine. With vast experience in toxicology, bioanalysis, 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 the Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability.

Research

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.