Dr Velushka Swart
Plant and Soil Sciences
Lecturer
Prof Noelani van den Berg
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Dr Robert Backer
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Juanita Engelbrecht
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Jesse Hartley
FABI
Research assistant
Ms Ncobile Kunene
Plant and Soil Sciences
Research Assistant

Dr Molly Malefo
Plant and Soil Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Alicia Fick
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Melissa Joubert
FABI
PhD student MSc Student
Mr Phinda Magagula
FABI
PhD student
Ms Tsakani Miyambo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Alicia Vermeulen
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Ms Katelyn Baird
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Casey Gill
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Aaron Harvey
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Kayla Alexis Midgley
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Raven Wienk
FABI
MSc student

Ms Susanna Anbu
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Shalya Moodley
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology


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New Publications

Wingfield BD, Berger DK, Coetzee MPA, Duong TA, Martin A, Pham NQ, Van den Berg N, Wilken PM, Arun-Chinnappa KS, Barnes I, Buthelezi S, Dahanayaka BA, Durán A, Engelbrecht J, Feurtey A, Fourie A, Fourie G, Hartley J, Kabwe ENK, Maphosa M, Narh Mensah DL, Nsibo DL, Potgieter L, Poudel B, Stukenbrock EH, Thomas C, Vaghefi N, Welgemoed T, Wingfield MJ. (2022) IMA genome‑F17. 13:19. 10.1186/s43008-022-00104-3
Wienk R, Mostert‑O’Neill M, Abeysekara N, Manosalva P, Freeman B, van den Berg N. (2022) Genetic diversity, population structure and clonal verification in South African avocado cultivars using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. Tree Genetics and Genomes 18(41) 10.1007/s11295-022-01573-8 PDF
Joubert M, van den Berg N, Theron J, Swart V. (2022) Transcriptomics Advancement in the Complex Response of Plants to Viroid Infection. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23(7677) 10.3390/ijms23147677 PDF
Backer R, Engelbrecht J, van den Berg N. (2022) Differing Responses to Phytophthora cinnamomi Infection in Susceptible and Partially Resistant Persea americana (Mill.) Rootstocks: A Case for the Role of Receptor-Like Kinases and Apoplastic Proteases. Frontiers in Plant Science 13 10.3389/fpls.2022.928176 PDF
Hartley J, Engelbrecht J, Van den Berg N. (2022) Detection and prevalence of Rosellinia necatrix in South African avocado orchards. European Journal of Plant Pathology 10.1007/s10658-022-02532-8