Ms Ruby May Ebbeling



MSc student

Department

Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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I am currently studying my Masters in Genetics at the University of Pretoria in the Eucalyptus Pine Pathogen Interactions research group. My project involves quantifying the fungal load of Fusarium circinatum in Pinus species for precision phenotyping. I am thoroughly enthusiastic about enhancing global plant productivity through my passion for plant genetics and sustainable environmental and agricultural practices.

I recently graduated with my BScHons Genetics and I have four months full-time work experience in an R&D team, two years part-time work experience in a molecular laboratory setting and three years part-time work experience in promotional sales. From this experience, I am very familiar with the equipment used in a molecular genetics laboratory and how the research process is carried out. I have experience in data generation and analytical techniques as well as a strong emotional quotient. Furthermore, by having a thorough understanding of good laboratory practice and my commitment to health and safety it ensures optimal, sustainable, and responsible development when working in a laboratory and in the field. In my free time, I am a freelance scientific editor, which keeps me up to date with the most recent research in my field. I also run my on confectionery business to fund my studies.