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MSc student

Department

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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My name is Angel Maduke. I obtained a in degree B.Sc Agriculture from the University of the Free State, majoring in plant pathology and soil science. During my final year of undergraduate studies I worked as a laboratory assistant for a well-known mycologist Dr Marieka Gryzenhout, Senior Lecturer at the University of the Free State. This experience developed a strong interest in Mycology and Plant Pathology in me and stimulated the desire to further my knowledge and experience in these fields. In 2015 I joined FABI, at the University of Pretoria, to undertake research towards obtaining an M.Sc degree.

My research project will be on Botryosphaeriaceae on native and exotic Myrtaceae in southern and eastern Africa. I will be mainly focusing on the diversity, distribution and pathogenicity of Botryosphaeriaceae. I will be under the supervision of Dr Draginja Pavlic (ARC-PPRI) and  Prof Jolanda Roux (FABI).