Meet The Team
Dr Daniel Meyersfeld
Dr. Daniel Meyersfeld completed his PhD in molecular biology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 2005. During his studies, he saw an opportunity to use recent advances in the field of human genetics to improve people’s health and wellness and established DNAlysis Biotechnology in 2007 to bring the benefits of these advances to the South African health and wellness markets. The company is now recognized as a global leader in the field of biotechnology, with an established practitioner following in South Africa, Scandinavia, Europe, Far East, Middle East and the USA.
Helen de Beer
Helen de Beer graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc in dietetics in 2007. After working in private practice for a few years, she went on to complete a marketing management diploma through the University of Cape Town. Helen has a special interest in functional nutrition and nutrigenomics and has keenly been growing her knowledge in these fields.
As the client relationship manager at DNAlysis, Helen is passionate about passing her nutrigenomics knowledge onto like-minded healthcare practitioners.
MSc (Med) Human Genetics
Sasha Mannion graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2014 with an MSc Med in Human Genetics. Her dissertation focused on genetic predisposition to sporting injuries which along with optimizing sports performance, remains a key area of interest for her.
Sasha is the product manager for DNA Sport at DNAlysis Biotechnology.
MSc (Med) Molecular Medicine and Hematology
Theunusha graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2010 with an MSc Med in Molecular Medicine and Hematology. Her dissertation focused on the Identification and characterization of HIV-1 specific neutralizing antibodies from HIV-1 seropositive patients and autoimmune participants. Theunusha held a Polio Myelitis Research Foundation (PFR) and DAAD bursary for two years of Masters in Science (Molecular Medicine) and received the Golden Key Award for Masters of Science in Medicine in 2011.
Thenusha is the Laboratory Manager at DNAlysis Biotechnology.
Diploma in Frontline Business Skills
Ginah Matsi completed her Diploma in Frontline Business Skills from Damelin School of Banking and joined DNAlysis in 2013. As the DNAlysis Office Manager, Ginah is responsible for client services and takes care of office administration.