Maureen Coetzee

Is Zoologist 
From South Africa 
Type Biology 
Birth 8 October 1951 
, Benoni, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
Age69 years
Star sign Libra
University of the WitwatersrandDoctor of Philosophy1982-1987
University of the WitwatersrandMaster of Science1980-1982
Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa 
Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa2011

Maureen Coetzee is a medical entomologist, specialising in African malaria vector mosquitoes for over 40 years. She is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Wits Research Institute for Malaria, School of Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. She is a consultant in the World Health Organization ‘s Global Malaria Programme. She obtained her Doctorate from the University of the Witwatersrand. A subgenus of the Aedes mosquito, Coetzeemyia, was named after her. Also a genus of bacteria strongly associated with malaria mosquitoes, Coetzeea, was named after her. Professor Coetzee has published over 190 peer-reviewed scholarly articles.

Awards and honors

  • The Kwame Nkrumah Science Award, (2011)