Christelle Cronje

Christelle Cronje

Christelle Cronje

  • Research and Operations Manager for Africa

In her capacity as Research and Operations Manager for Africa at Puregene AG, Christelle manages operations of the South African research facility to aid scientific discovery projects.

She coordinates the goals of Puregene with all aspects of South African research, such as project management, supporting academic collaborations, gene-to-trait product development of relevant varieties, while maintaining regulatory compliance of all processes involved in this research. In addition to her academic and regulatory roles, she assists in the intellectual property goals of Puregene and its academic partners.

Christelle obtained her M.Sc in plant biotechnology at the Institute for Plant Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Later, at the South African Agricultural Research Council, she managed a laboratory for the agricultural consumer market. Most recently she has focused on scientific writing, academic, and patent research. She now combines this experience in her role at Puregene.