Ms Catherine Tatham

MSc student


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Primary Supervisor
Brenda Wingfield

Co Supervisor
Magriet van der Nest

I graduated with a BSc in Genetics with dual major subjects in Microbiology from the University of Pretoria in 2014. During the second and third years of my undergraduate degree I was part of the CTHB mentorship program. I registered for BSc (Hons) in Genetics at the beginning of 2015. For my honours research project I explored different mating strategies utilized by Ceratocystis eucalypticola, a member of the Ceratocystidaceae. Having completed my BSc (Hons) degree in December 2015, I have recently begun my MSc: Genetics under the supervision of Prof. Brenda Wingfield, Dr. Magriet van der Nest and Dr. Markus Wilken. The focus of my MSc will be the Eucalypt leaf pathogen Teratosphaeria destructans.



Outside of the lab, I spend my time pursuing a number of other passions, including writing for several online blogs, travelling and photography.

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Wingfield BD, Kolarik M, Menzies JG, Naidoo K, Pochopski O, Shoukouhi P, Santana QC, Seifert KA, Soal NA, Steenkamp ET, Tatham CT, Van der Nest MA, Havenga M, Findlay W, Liu M, Nguyen HDT, Lane FA, Morgan SW, De Vos L, Wilken PM, Doung TA, Aylward J, Coetzee MPA, Dadej K, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ. (2018) Nine draft genome sequences of Claviceps purpurea, including C. arundinis, C. humidiphila, and C. cf. spartinae, pseudomolecules for the pitch canker pathogen Fusarium circinatum, draft genome of Davidsoniella eucalypti, Grosmannia galeiformis, Quambalaria eucalypti, and Teratosphaeria destructans. IMA Fungus 9(2):401-418. 10.5598/imafungus.2018.09.02.10 PDF
Wingfield BD, Berger DK, Steenkamp ET, Lim H-J, Duong TA, Bluhm BH, De Beer ZW, De Vos L, Fourie G, Naidoo K, Olivier NA, Lin Y, Van der Peer Y, Joubert F, Crampton BG, Swart V, Soal N, Tatham C, Van der Nest MA, Van der Merwe NA, Van Wyk S, Wilken PM, Wingfield MJ. (2017) IMA Genome-F 8 Draft genome of Cercospora zeina, Fusarium pininemorale, Hawksworthiomyces lignivorus, Huntiella decipiens and Ophiostoma ips. IMA Fungus 8 (2):385‑396. 10.5598/imafungus.2017.08.02.10