Advisory Board

Advisory Board


DNAlysis has an advisory board comprised of accomplished functional medicine and nutrigenomics experts offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. Our advisory board provides scientific input, and continually assesses our products and service offering to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of developments in the field. Roles and Responsibilities of DNAlysis Advisory Board Members

  • To monitor the functional medicine and nutrigenomics market and industry trends
  • To provide R&D support to DNAlysis in the exploration of new products and services to enhance our offering to medical practitioners and patients
  • To provide unbiased insights and ideas and ensure that the company complies with the highest standards of scientific integrity
  • To drive and support our practitioner training and education programme
Dr Yael Shapiro Rd PhD

Dr Yael Shapiro Rd PhD

Consultant

In the rapidly-evolving disciplines of Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics, Dr Yael Joffe is acknowledged globally as an expert in the field.

From her background as a dietitian, she obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town, exploring the genetics and nutrition of obesity in South African women. She is highly sought-after as a speaker for conferences and workshops, tailoring her presentations to the needs of clinicians. She has co-authored It’s not just your Genes, has published on nutrigenomics in peer-reviewed journals and has been involved in the development and supervision of nutrigenomics courses around the world.

Dr Joffe is currently an Adjunct Professor, teaching Nutrigenomics at Rutgers University.

Ian Craig BSc MSc, DipCNE INLPTA

Ian Craig BSc MSc, DipCNE INLPTA

Consultant

Ian Craig is an exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner and an endurance coach. Ian specialises in Functional Sports Nutrition (FSN), a fast evolving discipline that considers both health and performance of an athlete from an integrative health perspective.  Ian is the editor of Functional Sports Nutrition magazine and also developed the Middlesex University ‘Personalised Sports Nutrition’ postgraduate course and FSN Academy. In South Africa, he is a consultant for genetics company DNAlysis Biotechnology and runs a private exercise & nutrition practice in Johannesburg.
Dr Grant Fourie

Dr Grant Fourie

Consultant

Dr Grant Fourie qualified as Medical doctor from the University of Pretoria, South Afica, in 1995. He spent 2 years spent in the UK in the specialities of Trauma Medicine, Orthopaedic surgery and ENT, after which he returned to South Africa.

Whilst becoming disillusioned with the disease focussed model of practising medicine, Dr Fourie was first introduced to Functional Medicine, which forever changed his way of thinking and practicing medicine. In a world that has become so focussed on specialist medicine, and in which the GP is seen as some sort of a “minor illness” or referral doctor, he realised that the general family practitioner was perfectly suited to practice functional and intergrative health and could have the greatest impact of his patients quality and quantity of life of any doctor.

Dr Fourie now runs a Functional Medicine practise in Cape Town.