Prof Teresa Coutinho
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor

Prof Paul Birch
FABI
Associate Professor
Prof Ian Toth
FABI
Associate Professor

Dr Gabrielle Carstensen
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Siphathele Sibanda
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Khumbuzile Bophela
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student MSc Student
Ms Annie Chan
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Valery Moloto
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Gina Shin
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Mr Alessandro Gricia
FABI
MSc student
Ms Mateka Modiba
FABI
MSc student
Ms Karabo Sereme
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Nomakula Zim
FABI
MSc student

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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
Siphathele Sibanda, Stanford Kwenda, Collins K. Tanui, Divine Shyntum, Teresa Coutinho, Lucy Moleleki. (2018) Transcriptome profiling reveals the EanI/R quorum sensing regulon in Pantoea ananatis LMG 2665T. Genes 9(3):148. 10.3390/genes9030148
Palmer M, Steenkamp ET, Coetzee MPA, Avontuur JR, Chan WY, Van Zyl E, Blom J, Venter SN. (2018) Mixta gen. nov., a new genus in the Erwiniaceae. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 68:1396-1407. 10.1099/ijsem.0.002540
Siphathele Sibanda, Lucy Moleleki, Divine Shyntum, Teresa Coutinho. 2018. Quorum Sensing in Gram-Negative Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. In: Advances in Plant Pathology. Intechopen., London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom, pp 67-89.
Otto M, Petersen Y, Roux J, Wright J, Courtinho. (2018) Bacterial canker of cherry trees, Prunus avium, in South Africa. European Journal of Plant Pathology 151:427-438. 10.1007/s10658-017-1384-5