Stellenbosch Network invites you to join us for our first Stellenbosch Smart City Lecture for 2021. In this session, we’ll be looking at Biomarker and Biosignal Monitoring for Disease Risk Screening with Prof Resia Pretorius, presented by BioCODE.

Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Time: 13:00
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In this event, Prof Resia Pretorius will share how BioCODE is developing inflammatory disease risk identification solutions. This comes as more than 70% of deaths worldwide are caused by non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and neuro-degenerative diseases. This represents a modern health crisis with inflammation being the common underlying factor. Chronic systemic inflammation is not only linked to the progression of disease, but also to the onset. And since the modern lifestyle is embedded with inflammatory risk-factors, it’s no wonder we have a global health-crisis on our hands.

Secure your spot at the Webinar today for what is sure to be a fascinating look into the world of disease risk identification, and what it means for the future of healthcare.

About Prof Resia Pretorius
Resia is a physiologist, full professor and Head of Department in the Department of Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University. Her most recent commendations include the NSTF Billiton Distinguished Research Award in 2018, the Department of Science and Technology South African Women in Science runner-up award in 2017 and 2019, and finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women awards in 2019. She is a rated Scientist of the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and a member of the Royal Society of South Africa.

About BioCODE
BioCODE develops biosignal and biomarker screening solutions for inflammatory disease risk identification. As part of their BioBOX project they are packaging their solution as an organizational and occupational wellness screening tool. This not only allows them to give thousands of people access to advanced wellness screening, but also enables BioCODE to inform systemic changes and preventive interventions within the environments in which people spend most of their time.