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PhD: Development of filamentous plant virus nanoparticles for applications in cancer.Luan AfricaPhD: Development of filamentous plant virus nanoparticles for applications in cancer.Supervisor: Prof JT Burger (Vitis)
PhD:Dirk AldrichPhD:Supervisor: Dr H Maree (Vitis)
PhD: Genetics of Apple (Malus spp)/Woolly Apple Aphid (Eriosoma lanigerum) interaction with aim of scion and rootstock improvement.Louisa BlomerusPhD: Genetics of Apple (Malus spp)/Woolly Apple Aphid (Eriosoma lanigerum) interaction with aim of scion and rootstock improvement.Supervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Die waarde van sekere wilde-spesie verhaalde gene in koring- en korogverbouing.Willem BotesPhD: Die waarde van sekere wilde-spesie verhaalde gene in koring- en korogverbouing.Supervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Diuraphis noxia biotypes ascribed through genotypic characterization and utilization of their endosymbiont, Buchenra aphidicola.Francois BurgerPhD: Diuraphis noxia biotypes ascribed through genotypic characterization and utilization of their endosymbiont, Buchenra aphidicola.Supervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Genetic and epigenetic sequencing of Pinotage.Beatrix CoetzeePhD: Genetic and epigenetic sequencing of Pinotage.Supervisor: Prof JT Burger (Vitis)
PhD: Ontwikkeling en implimentering van ‘n voortelingsprogram vir verhoogde opbrengs in broodkoring vir besproeingsgebiede van Suid-Afrika.Kim CoetzeePhD: Ontwikkeling en implimentering van ‘n voortelingsprogram vir verhoogde opbrengs in broodkoring vir besproeingsgebiede van Suid-Afrika.Sypervisor: Mr WC Botes (SU-PBL)
PhD: Characterization of Citrus tristeza virus variants and their influence on the symptom expression in the grapefruit host.Glynnis CookPhD: Characterization of Citrus tristeza virus variants and their influence on the symptom expression in the grapefruit host.Supervisor: Dr H Maree (Vitis)
PhDStephanie CornelissonPhDSupervisor: Prof JT Burger (Vitis)
PhD: Ondersoek na die genetika van die soutverdaagsaamheid van Thinopyrum disticum.Aletta EllisPhD: Ondersoek na die genetika van die soutverdaagsaamheid van Thinopyrum disticum.Supervisor: Mr WC Botes (SU-PBL)
PhD: Upper Olifants River catchment: Ecotoxicogenomics as an approach to inform the assessment and management of aquatic ecosystems.Liesl HillPhD: Upper Olifants River catchment: Ecotoxicogenomics as an approach to inform the assessment and management of aquatic ecosystems.Supervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Molecular characterisation and walk back selection of the African Sharptooth Catfish, Clarias gariepinus: implications for biodiversity management and aquaculture development in Malawi.Jacqueline KazembePhD: Molecular characterisation and walk back selection of the African Sharptooth Catfish, Clarias gariepinus: implications for biodiversity management and aquaculture development in Malawi.Supervisor: Prof D Brink & Dr AE van der Merwe (MBB)
PhD:Juliana KleinPhD:Supervisor: Dr AE Bester-van der Merwe (MBB)
PhD: Characterization of GMO/mutant wheat populations for drought superiority, emphasizing SUMOlyation.Marlon le RouxPhD: Characterization of GMO/mutant wheat populations for drought superiority, emphasizing SUMOlyation.Supervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Unravelling the mystery of the shark genus Mustelus in southern Africa using a population genomics approach.Simo MadunaPhD: Unravelling the mystery of the shark genus Mustelus in southern Africa using a population genomics approach.Supervisor: Dr AE van der Merwe (MBB)
PhD: Molecular mapping of dwarf growth habit trait in apple (Malus pumila Mill.).Zama MbulawaPhD: Molecular mapping of dwarf growth habit trait in apple (Malus pumila Mill.).Supervisor: Dr AE van der Merwe (MBB)
PhD: Understanding the molecular genetics of the novel acyanic phenotype in apple.Khethani MhelembePhD: Understanding the molecular genetics of the novel acyanic phenotype in apple.Supervisor: Prof R Roodt-Wilding (MBB)
PhD: Understanding the molecular genetics of the novel acyanic phenotype in apple.Khethani MhelembePhD: Understanding the molecular genetics of the novel acyanic phenotype in apple.Supervisor: Prof R Roodt-Wilding (MBB)
PhD: Mapping of agronomic traits in the European pear (Pyrus communis) and hybridization of pear with apple (Malus pumila).Solomon NtladiPhD: Mapping of agronomic traits in the European pear (Pyrus communis) and hybridization of pear with apple (Malus pumila).Supervisor: Prof R Roodt-Wilding (MBB)
PhD: Functional characterisation of core folate metabolism genes implicated in antipsychotic treatment response in a South African first episode schizophrenia cohort.Ellen OvendenPhD: Functional characterisation of core folate metabolism genes implicated in antipsychotic treatment response in a South African first episode schizophrenia cohort.Supervisor: Prof L Warnich (Human Genetics)
PhD: Genetic characterization and introduction of walk-back selection in lake Malawi Cichlidae (Oreochromis shiranus) towards sustainable aquaculture development and biodiversity management.Thomson SanudiPhD: Genetic characterization and introduction of walk-back selection in lake Malawi Cichlidae (Oreochromis shiranus) towards sustainable aquaculture development and biodiversity management.Supervisor: Prof R Roodt-Wilding (MBB)
PhD: Gene silencing in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) following a biolistics approach.Nadia SmithPhD: Gene silencing in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) following a biolistics approach.Supervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Characterisation of miRNA expression profiles in response to phytoplasma infection in grapevine.Marius SnymanPhD: Characterisation of miRNA expression profiles in response to phytoplasma infection in grapevine.Supervisor: Prof JT Burger (Vitis)
PhD:Maronel SteynPhD:Supervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Mapping of the quantitative trait loci for downy mildew resistance in table grapes.Carel van HeerdenPhD: Mapping of the quantitative trait loci for downy mildew resistance in table grapes.
PhD: Molecular mapping of fruit quality traits in table grapeJessica VervallePhD: Molecular mapping of fruit quality traits in table grapeSupervisor: Prof R Roodt-Wilding (MBB)
MSc: A targeted methylomic approach to investigating the virulence of Diuraphis noxia (Russian wheat aphid) biotypes to Triticum aestivum (L.) (wheat).Kelly BreedsMSc: A targeted methylomic approach to investigating the virulence of Diuraphis noxia (Russian wheat aphid) biotypes to Triticum aestivum (L.) (wheat).Supervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
MSc: Genetic diversity and disease studies in the sea urchin, Tripneustes gratilla.Marissa BrinkMSc: Genetic diversity and disease studies in the sea urchin, Tripneustes gratilla.Supervisor: Prof R Roodt-Wilding (MBB)
MSc: Initiation of a pre-breeding effort aimed at salinity resistance traits for yield improvement in wheat.Nondumiso CebekhuluMSc: Initiation of a pre-breeding effort aimed at salinity resistance traits for yield improvement in wheat.Supervisor: Mr WC Botes (SU-PBL)
MSc: Mitogenome assembly and global population genetic structure of the common smooth-hound shark, Mustelus mustelus.Kelvin HullMSc: Mitogenome assembly and global population genetic structure of the common smooth-hound shark, Mustelus mustelus.Supervisor: Dr AE Bester-van der Merwe (MBB)