Full First Name(s)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (1987, University of the Witwatersrand); MSc (1982, University of the Witwatersrand)
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Brief Biography (English)

Maureen Coetzee is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Wits Research Institute for Malaria, School of Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, London, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. She is the founder and previous director of the Wits Research Institute for Malaria, University of the Witwatersrand, and was a holder of the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Medical Entomology & Vector Control from 2008 - 2018. Her research interests on African malaria vector mosquitoes began in 1975 and include biodiversity, biology, and insecticide resistance. She has published over 200 scientific papers and book chapters in the past 40 years and received many awards, the most recent being an EMBO Kolymbari award and the SA MRC Platinum award for life-time achievements. In 2010, researchers at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA, named a mosquito subgenus after her - Aedes (Coetzeemyia). She sits on the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee of the World Health Organization. She has supervised a total of 63 post-graduates from 13 African countries in the last 25 years, 65% of them are black and 44% women.

Job Title
Distinguished Professor
Primary Organisation
University of the Witwatersrand
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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