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Dr Janine Scholefield (South Africa) is the research group leader of the bioengineering and integrated genomics group at the CSIR.
After completing her PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Janine Scholefield spent three years as a Nuffield Medical Fellow at the University of Oxford. Since returning to South Africa she has specialised in cellular modelling of disease by being the first to establish induced pluripotent stem cell research in the country. Her research interest is in developing physiologically relevant cellular models of disease using advanced technologies, including stem cells and genome engineering, especially within the unique context of the diverse sub-Saharan African genetic background. She is a Research Group Leader at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and holds a Senior Honorary lectureship position in the Department of Human Biology at UCT, and an Honorary lectureship position at the Department of Human Genetics at Wits. In addition she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Nature publication Gene Therapy.