Prof Dave Berger
Plant and Soil Sciences
Professor
Principal Investigator

Mr Nicky Olivier
African Center for Gene Technologies

Dr David Livingstone Nsibo
Plant and Soil Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Vaneson (Joey) Moodley
Plant and Soil Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Brigitte Langenhoven
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Ms Tanya Welgemoed
FABI
PhD student

Mr Hamish Craze
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
MSc student Researcher
Ms Ingrid Marais
FABI
MSc student
Mr Israel Mkhatywa
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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 Carla Buitendag
Plant and Soil Sciences

Ms Reabetsoe Molia
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

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New Publications

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
Welgemoed T, Pierneef R, Read DA, Schulze SE, Pietersen G, Berger DK. (2020) Next generation sequencing reveals past and current widespread occurrence of maize yellow mosaic virus in South Africa. European Journal of Plant Pathology 158(1):237-249. 10.1007/s10658-020-02070-1
Human MP, Berger DK, Crampton BG. (2020) Time-course RNAseq reveals Exserohilum turcicum effectors and pathogenicity determinants. Frontiers in Microbiology 11(360) 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00360
Welgemoed T, Pierneef R, Sterck L, Van de Peer Y, Swart V, Scheepers KD, Berger DK. (2020) De novo assembly of transcriptomes from a B73 maize line introgressed with a QTL for resistance to gray leaf spot disease reveals a candidate allele of a lectin receptor-like kinase. Frontiers in Plant Science http://bit.ly/2SmKPmT
Devnarain N, Crampton BG, Olivier N, van der Westhuizen C, Becker JVW, O'Kennedy MM. (2019) Transcriptomic analysis of a Sorghum bicolour landrace identifies a role for beta-alanine betaine biosynthesis in drought tolerance.. South African Journal of Botany 127 10.1016/j.sajb.2019.08.049