Ms Alisa Postma



Research Assistant

Department

Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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I am a research assistant and a PhD candidate at the Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria. I obtained my BSc and BSc (Hons) in Genetics from the University of Pretoria and my MSc in Human Genetics from Stellenbosch University. I have been employed as a research assistant at FABI since returning to Pretoria and then gradually expanded my research interests in molecular biology and genetics to include bioinformatics and genomics. My current research interests include genomics and transcriptomics analyses of forestry pests and pathogens. I am actively involved in student training, having been a practical demonstrator and tutor for numerous subjects at University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch University as well as co-supervising several postgraduate students. I am a member of the South African Genetics Society and have been a council member of the South African Society for Bioinformatics since 2014.

 

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Postma A, Mlonyeni OX, Clasen F, Joubert F, Slippers B. (2019) The draft genome of Deladenus siricidicola. Journal of Nematology 51:e2019-36. 10.21307/jofnem-2019-036
Marsberg A, Kemler M, Jami F, Nagel JH, Postma-Smidt A, Naidoo S, Wingfield MJ, Crous PW, Spatafora J, Hesse CN, Robbertse B, Slippers B. (2017) Botryosphaeria dothidea: A latent pathogen of global importance to woody plant health. Molecular Plant Pathology 18:477–488. 10.1111/mpp.12495 PDF
Slippers B, Boissin E, Phillips AJL, Groenewald E, Lombard L, Wingfield MJ, Postma A, Burgess T, Crous PW. (2013) Phylogenetic lineages in the Botryosphaeriales: a systematic and evolutionary framework. Studies in Mycology 76(1):31-49. 10.3114/sim0020 PDF
Wingfield BD, Steenkamp ET, Santana QC, Coetzee MPA, Bam S, Barnes I, Beukes CW, Chane W-Y, de Vos L, Fourie G, Friend M, Gordon TR, Herron DA, Holt C, Korf I, Kvas M, Martin SH, Mlonyeni XO, Naidoo K, Phasha MM, Postma A, Reva O, Roos H, Simpson M, Slinski S, Slippers B, Sutherland R, van der Merwe NA, van der Nest MA, Venter SNV, Wilken PM, Yandell M, Zipfel R, Wingfield MJ. (2012) First fungal genome sequence from Africa: a preliminary analysis. South African Journal of Science 108:104-122. 10.4102/sajs.v108i1/2.537 PDF