Prof Dave Berger
Plant and Soil Sciences
Professor
Principal Investigator

Dr Nicky Olivier
African Center for Gene Technologies

Dr David Livingstone Nsibo
Plant and Soil Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Ms Carla Buitendag
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc 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 Iné Botha
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Marisca Hough
Plant and Soil Sciences

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New Publications

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 (103527) 10.1016/j.fgb.2021.103527
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
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