Dennis R.A. Mans (October 16, 1955, Paramaribo, Suriname) graduated as a Medical Biologist in 1984 at the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He received his PhD diploma in 1991 from the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with a thesis on the antineoplastic agent etoposide. Between 1992 and 2000, he worked in Brazil on plants with anticancer properties. He returned to Suriname in 2000 to hold an academic position at the Anton de Kom University. In 2001, he became Head of the Department of Pharmacology, in 2006 he was appointed Associate Professor, and in 2008 Full Professor with a chair in Pharmacognosy. His scientific production amounts to more than 100 full papers and more than 200 scientific abstracts.