Ryan David Rattray

Lab Manager of the African Centre for DNA Barcoding (ACDB)

Email: ryanr@uj.ac.za · ryan.rattz@gmail.com

Ryan David Rattray completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pretoria (UP) specializing in Genetics and Plant Science. Thereafter he completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in Botany.  He is currently studying towards his Master’s Degree, with a special focus on the adulteration of commercial herbal products sold on the South African market and the use of DNA barcoding technologies to detect such practices. Apart from academia, Ryan holds the position of Lab Manager at ACDB.

Key Achievements

  • 2017 Member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 7th International Barcode of Life
  • 2016 Chairperson of Local Organizing committee for the Annual Postgraduate Symposium for the Department of Botany – UJ
  • 2011 Delegate for the University of Pretoria at the ACUHO-I-SAC [Association of College and University Housing Officers International – South African Chapter]


Authentication of Herbal Products
DNA Barcoding

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