Six FABIans Graduate 2016-09-02
FABI celebrated the graduation of two PhD and four MSc students at the Spring Graduation Ceremony of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on 1 September. We congratulate them all and wish them well in their future endeavours. Listed below are the graduates and their dissertation titles:
Dr Sarai Olivier-Espejel - Patterns and drivers of insect community diversity and composition in non-native black wattle and pine plantations in South Africa.
Supervisor: Dr Jeff Garnas.
Co-supervisor: Dr Brett Hurley.
Dr Elsie Cruywagen - Diversity and taxonomy of fungi infecting species of Adansonia (Baobab).
Supervisor: Prof. Mike Wingfield.
Matt Laubscher – Functional genomics analysis of Eucalyptus grandis secondary cell wall-related transcription factors EgrNAC26 and EgrNAC61 through heterologous induction in Arabidopsis mesophyll protoplasts
Supervisor: Dr. Steven Hussey.
Juanita Avontuur - The classification of novel Bradyrhizobium species associated with indigenous southern African legumes.
Supervisor: Prof. Emma Steenkamp.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Fanus Venter.
Johan Bestbier – HPLC and colourimetric quanitification of shikimic acid levels in crops after glyphosate treatment.
Supervisor: Dr Juan Vorster.
Angelique du Preez - Flagellin glycosylation in Pantoea ananatis.
Supervisor: Prof. T. Coutinho.
Co-supervisors: Prof. F. Venter.