Dr Frank Zindo
Dr. Frank Zindo completed his B.Pharm from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2012. Thereafter, he began his MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences under the supervision of Prof Jacques Joubert and Prof Sarel Malan at UWC.
After promising early results his MSc was converted to a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a specific focus on Drug Design and Discovery. His PhD was awarded in 2019. His research involved the design, synthesis and evaluation of novel polycyclic neuroprotective analogues for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. From this work, Frank published six papers in high-impact accredited international scientific journals, and was awarded the Boehringer Ingelheim, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Best National Publication in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2015. In 2014, he was awarded the Boehringer Ingelheim, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Young Scientist of the Year Award.
During his postgraduate studies, Frank was actively involved in lecturing several Chemistry based and Pharmacy based undergraduate modules and mentoring undergraduate students at UWC.
Dr. Zindo joined H3D, University of Cape Town as a Postdoctoral Fellow in October, 2020 and is working on a project aimed at developing novel anti-tuberculosis drugs.