Dr Steven Hussey
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Eshchar Mizrachi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor
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 Zelda Du Toit-Boshoff
FABI
Research Assistant
Ms Grieta Mahlangu
FABI
Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Dr Ronishree Mangwanda
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Programme Manager (FMG)
Ms Tersia Moabelo
FABI
Junior Research Assistant
Ms Patience Motaung
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Aysha Ndou
FABI
Laboratory Technician
Ms Thandeka Ngondo
FABI
Genetics
Ms Melissa Reynolds
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
DNA Fingerprinting Platform Manager
DNA Fingerprinting Platform Manager
Ms Nasiphi Siguca
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Laboratory Technician
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 Marja O'Neill
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow Project Coordinator
Dr Caryn Oates Oates
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Desre Pinard
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Raphael Ployet
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Danielle Roodt
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Erik Visser
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Julia Candotti
FABI
PhD student
Ms Minette Havenga
FABI
PhD student PhD candidate
Mr Mmoledi Mphahlele
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Ipeleng Randome
FABI
PhD student PhD student
Ms Mary Ranketse
FABI
PhD student
Ms Myriam Solis
FABI
PhD student
Mr Lazarus Takawira
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Demissew Teshome
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Mr Michael Austin
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Vasili Balios
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Ruby May Ebbeling
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Stefan Ferreira
FABI
MSc student
Mr Stephan Henning
FABI
MSc student
Mr Sung Hyu Luke Kim
FABI
MSc student
Ms Anneri Lötter
FABI
MSc student
Ms Lizette Loubser
FABI
MSc student Student
Mr Thembela Lulane
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Ms Lungile Mabuza
FABI
MSc student
Mr Christopher Marais
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
MSc student Master student
Mr Nganea Nangammbi
FABI
MSc student
Ms Cassandra Schoeman
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Bernard Smit
FABI
MSc student
Ms Medha Sood
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Shae Swanepoel
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Shannon Wilson
FABI
MSc student
Mr Mondli Xaba
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student

Ms Jessica Freedman
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Ms Amy Schreiber
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Hannah Tate
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Jade Tulloch
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
BSc(Hons) student

Ms Doleen Sehlabane
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Intern

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New Publications

Pham NQ, Marincowitz S, Solís M, Duong TA, Wingfield BD, Barnes I, Slippers B, Muro Abad JI, Durán A, Wingfield MJ. (2021) Eucalyptus scab and shoot malformation: A new and serious foliar disease of Eucalyptus caused by Elsinoe necatrix sp. nov.. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.13348 PDF
Havenga M, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Marincowitz S, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Japarudin Y, Aylward J. (2021) Genetic recombination in Teratosphaeria destructans causing a new disease outbreak in Malaysia. Forest Pathology :e12683. 10.1111/efp.12683 PDF
Teshome DT, Zharare GE, Naidoo S. (2020) The threat of the combined effect of biotic and abiotic stress factors in forestry under a changing climate. Frontiers in Plant Science 10.3389/fpls.2020.601009 PDF
Berger DK, Mokgobu T, De Ridder K, Christie N, Aveling TAS. (2020) Benefits of maize resistance breeding and chemical control against northern leaf blight in smallholder farms in South Africa. South African Journal of Science 12(11) 10.17159/sajs.2020/8286
Oates C, Denby K, Myburg A, Slippers B, Naidoo S. (2020) Insect egg‐induced physiological changes and transcriptional reprogramming leading to gall formation. Plant, Cell & Environment 10.1111/pce.13930