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Professor Tebello Nyokong has achieved international acclaim for her groundbreaking work in harnessing light for cancer therapy and environmental clean-ups. She is a NRF-rated researcher, and holds the DST/NRF funded chair in Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology at Rhodes University. She is currently engaged in research on a new cancer diagnosis and treatment methodology called ‘photo-dynamic therapy’, which is intended as an alternative to chemotherapy.

For other achievements of Prof. Nyokong, read on: