Jantina De Vries


Jantina originally trained in sociology and transitioned to bioethics soon after graduation. Jantina joined the Department of Medicine in 2013 as a Senior Researcher in Bioethics. Her expertise is in the area of ethical issues in genomics research in Africa. Her role is to identify, discuss and where possible address ethical issues in RHD GEN. Jantina is the Chair of the H3Africa Working Group on Ethics.

Jantina obtained her DPhil at the University of Oxford (2011), and MSc degrees in sociology at Wageningen University (2003) and the European University Institute (2004). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Human Genetics Department at UCT (2011-2013). She previously worked with MalariaGEN. Her PhD explored questions around ethnic stigmatisation in population genomic research in Africa. Jantina has published widely on ethical issues in genomics research. When not at work, Jantina loves to cook, read, walk on the beach and hike in the mountains.