Dr Steven Hussey
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Dr 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

Ms Grieta Mahlangu
FABI
Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Ms Pfano Mbedzi
FABI
Junior Research Assistant
Junior Research Assistant
Ms Tersia Moabelo
FABI
Junior Research Assistant
Ms Aysha Ndou
FABI
Laboratory Technician
Ms Thandeka Ngondo
FABI
Genetics
Ms Marja O'Neill
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Project Coordinator
Ms Patience Ralikonyana
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Melissa Reynolds
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
DNA Fingerprinting Platform Manager
DNA Fingerprinting Platform Manager
Ms Karen van der Merwe
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Programmer
Ms Adri Veale
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Tissue culture and Plant Transformation Platform Manager
Senior Research Assistant

Dr Nanette Christie
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Victoria Maloney
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Raphael Ployet
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow

Mr Mmoledi Mphahlele
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Caryn Oates
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Desre Pinard
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Danielle Roodt
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Riaan Swanepoel
Bioinformatics
PhD student
Mr Lazarus Takawira
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Demissew Teshome
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Erik Visser
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Ms Julia Candotti
FABI
MSc student
Mr Yves du Toit
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Shannon Flemington
FABI
MSc student
Mr Sung Hyu Luke Kim
FABI
MSc student
Ms Tamanique Kampman
FABI
MSc student
Ms Lizette Loubser
FABI
MSc student Student
Ms Lungile Mabuza
FABI
MSc student
Ms Robyn Smith
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student

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New Publications

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 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00440
McTaggart AR, Duong TA, Le VQ, Shuey LS, Smidt W, Naidoo S, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2018) Chromium sequencing: the doors open for genomics of obligate plant pathogens. BioTechniques 65(5):253-257. 10.2144/btn-2018-0019
Laubscher M, Brown K, Tonfack LB, Myburg AA, Mizrachi E, Hussey SG. (2018) Temporal analysis of Arabidopsis genes activated by Eucalyptus grandis NAC transcription factors associated with xylem fibre and vessel development. Scientific Reports 8:10983. 10.1038/s41598-018-29278-w
Naidoo S, Christie N, Acosta JJ, Mphahlele MM, Payn KG, Myburg AA, Külheim C. (2018) Terpenes associated with resistance against the gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa, in Eucalyptus grandis. Plant, Cell & Environment 41(8):1840-1851. 10.1111/pce.13323
Pinard D, Mizrachi E. (2018) Unsung and understudied: plastids involved in secondary growth. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 42:30-36. 10.1016/j.pbi.2018.01.011