Dr Kim Hoek
Kim completed her undergraduate and post-graduate studies at Stellenbosch University with a particular focus on Human Genetics, after which she changed direction for her PhD to focus on developing improved diagnostic methods for Tuberculosis and associated drug resistance at the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Tuberculosis Research.
She went on to join the National Health Laboratory Service at Tygerberg Hospital in 2010 in the Microbiology lab where she was heavily involved in Diagnostics, Research and Postgraduate Supervision and Teaching. Kim is particularly interested in the diagnosis of tuberculosis and culture negative disease. She also remains involved in academics and training in her role as extra-ordinary Senior Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch and as the co-ordinator of the PathCare HPCSA Intern Scientist training programme.