Scott Hazelhurst

BScHons MSc (Wits) PhD (British Columbia)
Professor of Bioinformatics in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering;
Associate Member, Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience


School of Electrical and Information Engineering
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Private Bag 3, 2050 Wits, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 717-6181

Current Teaching


Much of my research is collaborative. My areas of interest are:

Possible research topics

Please click here for topics that I am interested in supervising. My funding for students is limited. I am open to supervising on other topics in my general research area; however, I do not have funding for these topics. I will only consider part-time students who have strong support from their employer or who can show that they will have time to purse their studies.


References of scientific papers can be found here.

My group and students

Those in the group not too shy to be photographed

Shaun Aron,
H3ABioNet Bioinformatics

Phelelani Mpangase
Bioinformaticist and
PhD student

Dr Ovokeraye Oduaran
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Houcemeddine Othman
Postdoctoral Fellow

David Twesigomwe
MSc student

Jorge da Rocha
PhD student

Laura Cottino
MSc student

Wits ADME collaboration

Past members

  • Past MSc Students: Craig Faasen, Vashti Galpin, Philip Green, Shane Morton, Gloria Aikhorin, Ndellie Mwanangulu-Massey, Raymond Sinnappan, Adi Attar, Robin Phillips, Pravesh Ranchod, Seare Araya, Benjamin Kumwenda, Dane Kennedy, Charl van Deventer, Simeon Miteff, Edward Steer, Delia Kench

  • Past honours students and fourth-year projects: students: Gavin Sinai, Keitu Motlhaga, Michael Berry, Jin Wang, Nitesh Vallabh, Rogers Sithole, Kirsten Leong, Marko Divac, Anton Fatti, Andrew Henwood, Saul Tombuk, Christian Gotschi, George Christelis, Josh Adler, Mpiti Matsoso, Charmaine Venter, John Deneys, Asher Lipson, Moshe Waisberg, Sefako Tholo, Sibongile Eland, Burcak Birinci, Greg Kempe, Sascha Mohr, Sam Hutchinson, Opeyemi Ono, Yatin Narsai, Anastasia Soseilos, Craig Sizer, Tal Even-Tov, Jarryd Chengalroyen, Stuart Venter, Victor Neiman, Louis du Plessis, Yestin Johnson, Yair Mark, Melissa Wu, Sonali Parboo, Kershia Perumal, Mokgadi Rasekgala, Lazarus Baloyi, Mcebisi Mdlozini, Jan-Willem Steeb, Catherine Pavard, Sasha Naidoo, Rob Clucas, Tapiwa Chimana, Noel Moyo, James Allingham, Paul Cresswell, Tyron Amoretti, Matthew Bezuidenhout, Joseph Gage, Julian Zeegers, Gary Bezuidenhout, Evan Rubin, Kashann Wright, David Golach, Ross Pearse, Tshembani Mbuyi.

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