Dr Steven Hussey
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Eshchar Mizrachi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Zander Myburg
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor and Chair in Forest Genomics and Biotechnology
Programme Director and Chair in Forest Genomics and Biotechnology
Prof Sanushka Naidoo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

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FABI
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Ms Pfano Mbedzi
FABI
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Ms Tersia Moabelo
FABI
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Ms Patience Motaung
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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FABI
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FABI
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Ms Marja O'Neill
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Melissa Reynolds
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Karen van der Merwe
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Adri Veale
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Dr Nanette Christie
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Dr Victoria Maloney
FABI
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Dr Raphael Ployet
FABI
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Mr Mmoledi Mphahlele
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Caryn Oates
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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FABI
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FABI
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Bioinformatics
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Erik Visser
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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FABI
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FABI
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Ms Shannon Flemington
FABI
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FABI
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Ms Tamanique Kampman
FABI
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Ms Lizette Loubser
FABI
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Ms Lungile Mabuza
FABI
MSc student
Ms Robyn Smith
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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New Publications

van der Nest MA, Wingfield MJ, McTaggart AR, Van Wyk S, De Vos L, Trollip C, Santana QC, Naidoo K, Dong TA, Wilken PM, Chan W-Y, Palmer M, Soal NA, Roodt D, Steenkamp ET, Wingfield BD. (2019) Genomic analysis of the aggressive tree pathogen Ceratocystis albifundus. Fungal Biology 10.1016/j.funbio.2019.02.002 PDF
Backer R, Naidoo S, van den Berg N. (2019) The NONEXPRESSOR OF PATHOGENESIS-RELATED GENES 1 (NPR1) and Related Family: Mechanistic Insights in Plant Disease Resistance. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:102. 10.3389/fpls.2019.00102
Pinard D, Myburg AA, Mizrachi E. (2019) The plastid and mitochondrial genomes of Eucalyptus grandis. BMC Genomics 20(132):1-14. 10.1186/s12864-019-5444-4 PDF
Pinard D, Fierro AC, Marchal K, Myburg AA, Mizrachi E. (2019) Organellar carbon metabolism is co-ordinated with distinct developmental phases of secondary xylem. New Phytologist 10.1111/nph.15739
Hussey SG, Grima-Pettenati J, Myburg AA, Mizrachi E, Brady SM, Yoshikuni Y, Deutsch S. (2019) A standardized synthetic Eucalyptus transcription factor and promoter panel for re-engineering secondary cell wall regulation in biomass and bioenergy crops. ACS Synthetic Biology 8(2):463-465. 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00440