Researcher Ralf Henkel

Ralf Henkel is a distinguished education professional with a Habilitation focused on Reproductive Biology from Justus Liebig University Giessen. Currently serving as the Head of the Department of Medical Biosciences at the University of the Western Cape, Ralf Henkel's expertise and contributions in the field of reproductive biology are widely recognized.

‌Professional Experiences

Professor Ralf Henkel
  • Head of the Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape.
  • Honorary Professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.
  • Editor-in-Chief of ANDROLOGIA, a leading journal in the field of andrology.
  • Chief Scientific Advisor at LogixX Pharma Ltd, incorporating LogixX Fertility.
  • Editor In Chief and Co-Editor in Chief at Wiley Blackwell, contributing significantly to academic publishing.
  • Senior Professor and acting deputy dean at the University of the Western Cape.
  • Professor at the University of Jena.


  • Ralf Henkel's academic journey includes:
  • Habilitation in Reproductive Biology from Justus Liebig University Giessen.
  • Education at The Philipp University of Marburg.
  • High School education at Bundesprasident Theodor-Heuss Schule.

Honors and Awards

  • Adjunct Senior Scientist at the American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
  • Honorary Advising Editor for the Journal of Reproductive and Stem Cell Biotechnology (JRSCB).
  • Honorary Member of the International Advisory Board of the Indian Society for Clinical Embryologists.
  • Honorary Professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.

Social Profiles And Scientific Profiles

Research Contributions

Ralf Henkel's research endeavors have resulted in the publication of 118 research papers and review articles, along with 36 book chapters and 2 books.

His work primarily focuses on investigating the effects of Traditional Medicine on male reproductive functions, including areas such as prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Through his extensive research, editorial contributions, and academic leadership roles, Ralf Henkel has significantly advanced the understanding of reproductive biology and its implications for human health.

His dedication to the field and numerous accolades underscore his status as a leading figure in the scientific community.

Valuable Research Works

Henkel, R. R., Wang, R., Bassett, S. H., Chen, T., Liu, N., Zhu, Y., & Mohd Ismail Tambi. (2013). Tongkat Ali as a Potential Herbal Supplement for Physically Active Male and Female Seniors-A Pilot Study. Phytotherapy Research, 28(4), 544–550.

Henkel, R. R., & Schill, W.-B. (2003). Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 1(1), 108–108.

Agarwal, A., Baskaran, S., Parekh, N., Cho, C.-L., Henkel, R., Vij, S., Arafa, M., Manesh, & Shah, R. (2021). Male infertility. The Lancet, 397(10271), 319–333.

Henkel, R., Marjam Hajimohammad, Stalf, T., Christiaan Hoogendijk, Mehnert, C., Roelof Menkveld, Gips, H., Schill, W.-B., & Kruger, T. F. (2004). Influence of deoxyribonucleic acid damage on fertilization and pregnancy. Fertility and Sterility, 81(4), 965–972.

Henkel, R., & Erasmus, N. (2013). In vivo effects of Eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali) extract on reproductive functions in the rat. Andrologia, 46(4), 339–348.

M. I. B. M. Tambi, Imran, M. K., & Henkel, R. R. (2011). Standardised water-soluble extract of Eurycoma longifolia, Tongkat ali, as testosterone booster for managing men with late-onset hypogonadism? Andrologia, 44, 226–230.

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