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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.luan.africa@gmail.comSupervisor: Prof JT Burger (Vitis)
PhD:Dirk AldrichPhD:16700384@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.blomerusl@arc.agric.zaSupervisor: 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.wcb@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.nfvburger@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Prof A Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Genetic and epigenetic sequencing of Pinotage.Beatrix CoetzeePhD: Genetic and epigenetic sequencing of Pinotage.beatrix@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.coetzeek@arc.agric.zaSypervisor: 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.glynnis@cri.co.zaSupervisor: Dr H Maree (Vitis)
PhDStephanie CornelissonPhDstephcor11@gmail.comSupervisor: 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.aletta@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.lhill@csir.co.zaSupervisor: 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.18172768@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Prof D Brink & Dr AE van der Merwe (MBB)
PhD:Juliana KleinPhD:20896646@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.15401367@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.simo@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.).mbulawaz@arc.agric.zaSupervisor: 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.mhelembek@arc.agric.zaSupervisor: 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.mhelebek@arc.agric.zaSupervisor: 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).ntladim@arc.agric.zaSupervisor: 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.elleno@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.18791972@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.14332442@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.mariuscsnyman@gmail.comSupervisor: Prof JT Burger (Vitis)
PhD:Maronel SteynPhD:msteyn@csir.co.zaSupervisor: 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.cjvh@sun.ac.za
PhD: Molecular mapping of fruit quality traits in table grapeJessica VervallePhD: Molecular mapping of fruit quality traits in table grapejessica@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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).16197682@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.17593158@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: 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.cebekhulu.nondumiso.nondumiso@gmail.comSupervisor: 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.17507537@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Dr AE Bester-van der Merwe (MBB)