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
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
Dr Grant Fourie
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.