Ms Sumari Venter

MSc student


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Primary Supervisor
Bernard Slippers

I completed my BSc undergraduate degree (2019) in Human Genetics at The University of Pretoria. This was the foundation where my love and curiosity for the field of Genetics and research started. I continued my research journey at UP and completed my BScHons in Genetics (2020). My Honours project focused on investigating potential genes involved in the host immune evasion strategy of the biocontrol agent Deladenus siricidicola under the supervision of Prof Bernard Slippers and Ms Alisa Postma Smidt. 

My MSc project aims to build on my Hons project with a key focus on the genetics of the host immune response evasion of Deladenus siricidicola.

An important thing to keep in mind: "A little progress each day adds up to BIG results."


FABIans attend the International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control

From 1-4 August, FABI researchers took part the in 54th Annual meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology.

FABIans win multiple awards at Invertebrate Pathology meeting

Several FABIans attended the recent virtual 2022 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control.

FABI students and staff shine at Bio2022 Conference

FABI shone at the recent South African Society for Bioinformatics and the South African Genetics Society's first joint hybrid conference.