MARiS Management Team


Team Member


Director Prof Marcello Vichi  JD, Rm 4.03.1
Deputy Director(s)

Prof Astrid Jarre

Ms Robyn Verrinder  JD, Rm 4.03.1
Administrative Manager Ms Nopinkie Tom JD, Rm 4.03.3
Administrative Assistant Ms Siwapiwe Lamfiti JD, Rm 4.03.2
Web Administrator and Science Communication Officer Ms Leila Nefdt

JD, Rm 4.03.4
Scientific Steering Committee

Dr Emma Rocke (Chair),

Dr Sarah Fawcett

Dr Tokoloho Rampai

Prof Marcello Vichi (MARiS Director)

Prof Astrid Jarre (MARiS Deputy Director)

Mr Magata Mangatane (ECR Representative)


Early Career Researcher Representative


Deputy ECR Rep.

Mr Magata Mangatane


Ms Safiyyah Moos  

*This inter-faculty Centre is hosted in the Department of Biological Sciences.

The Management Team is based at the MARiS Centre on Level 4, John Day Building, UCT Upper Campus.