Prof Dave Berger
Plant and Soil Sciences
Professor
Principal Investigator
Dr David Livingstone Nsibo
Plant and Soil Sciences
Lecturer

Dr Nicky Olivier
African Center for Gene Technologies

Dr Dawit Kidanemariam
Plant and Soil Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Brigitte Langenhoven
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Mr Nkosinathi Sthembiso Ndaba
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Ms Tanya Welgemoed
FABI
PhD student

Ms Iné Botha
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Carla Buitendag
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Mr Gabriel Chirundu
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Mr Hamish Craze
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
MSc student Researcher
Ms Marisca Hough
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Ms Tumisang Mokgobu
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Mr Trystan Nadasen
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Mr Kevin Scheepers
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student

Ms Gabriélla Clara
Plant and Soil Sciences
Ms Rodé Visser
Plant and Soil Sciences


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New Publications

Craze HA, Pillay N, Joubert F, Berger DK. (2022) Deep Learning Diagnostics of Gray Leaf Spot in Maize under Mixed Disease Field Conditions. Plants 11(1942):1-17. https://bit.ly/3vg484g
Luo G-F, Podolyan A, Kidanemariam D, Pilotti C, Houliston G, Sukal AC. (2022) A review of viruses infecting Yam (Dioscorea spp.). Viruses 14(662) 10.3390/v14040662
Nsibo DL, Barnes I, Omondi DO, Dida MM, Berger DK. (2021) Population genetic structure and migration patterns of the maize pathogenic fungus, Cercospora zeina in East and Southern Africa. Fungal Genetics and Biology 149(103527) 10.1016/j.fgb.2021.103527
Pillay N, Gerber M, Holan K, Whitham SA, Berger DK. 2021. Quantifying the Severity of Common Rust in Maize Using Mask R-CNN. In: Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing. ICAISC 2021. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol 12854. Rutkowski L, Scherer R, Korytkowski M, Pedrycz W, Tadeusiewicz R, Zurada J. (eds). Springer, Cham., pp 202-213.
Aveling TAS, De Ridder K, Olivier NA, Berger DK. (2020) Seasonal variation in mycoflora associated with asymptomatic maize grain from small-holder farms in two provinces of South Africa. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS) 121(2):265-275. 10.17170/kobra-202011262275 PDF