Dr Alfred Thumser
Dr Alfred Thumser attended the University of Cape Town to graduate eventually with a PhD from the Department of Medical Biochemistry. Subsequently, he spent some time working in the clinical laboratories, Wynberg Military Hospital. Next stop was Southampton, where he worked on fatty acid-binding proteins with Prof David Wilton, which then led to a further post at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, with Prof Judy Storch. After eight years as post-doctoral research associate, he was offered the position of lecturer at the University of Surrey, first in the Division of Nutrition and now in the Department of Biochemistry & Physiology.
A recent highlight has been a nomination for the University of Surrey Students Union “Best Lecturer” award and the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences award of “Best Lecturer” in the Biological Sciences.
2012-present: Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, Faculty of Healthy and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
2000 – 2012: Lecturer in Biochemistry, Faculty of Healthy and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
1997 – 2000: Post-Doctoral Research Associate; Dept. Nutritional Sciences, Cook College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S.A.
1992 – 1996: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant; Dept. Biochemistry, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
1990 – 1991: Medical Corps (Clinical laboratories, Wynberg Military Hospital, South Africa)
1990: Ph.D., Dept. Medical Biochemistry (University of Cape Town, South Africa).Title: The Glutathione S-Transferases: Inhibition, Activation, Binding and Kinetics.
1984: B.Sc.(Med.)(Hons.), Medical Biochemistry (University of Cape Town).
1983: B.Sc., with majors in Biochemistry and Microbiology (University of Cape Town).
1980: Matriculation, Deutsche Schule Kapstadt (German school), Cape Town