Ms Deanné Du Plessis

MSc student


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Primary Supervisor
Tuan Duong

Co Supervisor
Brenda Wingfield
Mike Wingfield

I was in the second year of my BSc: Genetics and Biochemistry degree when the opportunity to become part of the CTHB Mentorship Program arose. I joined FABI in 2018 as a mentorship student. During my two years in the program, I was mentored by Dr Markus Wilken and Ms Frances Lane. I love a challenge and Genetics was my favourite subject in my undergraduate degree. I am fascinated by the concept of gene control and its relevance to so many things that surround us.

Currently, I am completing my Msc degree in Genetics and the goal of my project is to functionally characterize the laccase gene of Leptographium wageneri, using CRISPR/CAS9 gene editing technology.

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Aylward J, Wilson AM, Visagie CM, Spraker J, Barnes I, Buitendag C, Ceriani C, Del Mar Angel L, du Plessis D, Fuchs T, Gasser K, Krämer D, Li W, Munsamy K, Piso A, Price J-L, Sonnekus B, Thomas C, van der Nest A, van Dijk A, van Heerden A, van Vuuren N, Yilmaz N, Duong TA, van der Merwe NA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2024) IMA Genome – F19: A genome assembly and annotation guide to empower mycologists, including annotated draft genome sequences of Ceratocystis pirilliformis, Diaporthe australafricana, Fusarium ophioides, Paecilomyces lecythidis, and Sporothrix stenoceras. IMA Fungus 15(1):12. 10.1186/s43008-024-00142-z
Lane FA, Du Plessis D, Wingfield BD, Wilken PM. (2021) Transferring an Agrobacterium‐mediated transformation protocol across eight genera in the Ceratocystidaceae. Forest Pathology e12688 10.1111/efp.12688