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PhD: Characterisation of Citrus tristeza virus-induced stem pitting in citrus.Dirk AldrichPhD: Characterisation of Citrus tristeza virus-induced stem pitting in citrus.16700384@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Prof HJ Maree (Vitis)
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-M Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
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: Prof HJ Maree (Vitis)
PhDStephanie CornelissonPhDstephcor11@gmail.comSupervisor: Prof JT Burger (Vitis)
PhDKatie GledhillPhDSupervisor: Dr AE Bester-van der Merwe (MBB)
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-M Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Development and characterization of mutagenic wheat lines to study drought tolerance and stress adaptability.Hellen KayagaPhD: Development and characterization of mutagenic wheat lines to study drought tolerance and stress adaptability.22330771@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Prof A-M 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 Bester-van der Merwe (MBB)
PhD: Investigation of reproductive philopatry in raggedtooth sharks (Carcharias taurus) off the South African coast.Juliana KleinPhD: Investigation of reproductive philopatry in raggedtooth sharks (Carcharias taurus) off the South African coast.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-M Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
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.mhelebek@arc.agric.zaSupervisor: Prof R Roodt-Wilding (MBB)
PhD: Investigating the interactome of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 and Vitis species.Ilani MostertPhD: Investigating the interactome of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 and Vitis species.imostert8@gmail.comSupervisor: Prof HJ Maree (Vitis)
PhDZanele MthembuPhD
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: Genetic improvement of Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis Mossambicus) for South African aquaculture.Thendo TshilatePhD: Genetic improvement of Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis Mossambicus) for South African aquaculture.TshilateT@arc.agric.zaSupervisor: Dr C Rhode
PhDMagritha van den BergPhDSupervisor: Prof A-M Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
PhD: Molecular mapping of fruit quality traits in grapevine.Jessica VervallePhD: Molecular mapping of fruit quality traits in grapevine.jessica@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Prof R Roodt-Wilding (MBB)
MSc: Marine Forensics: A molecular tool for trade monitoring and compliance in southern African fisheries.Tamaryn AsburyMSc: Marine Forensics: A molecular tool for trade monitoring and compliance in southern African fisheries.18322492@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Dr AE Bester-van der Merwe (MBB)
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: Comparing the methylomes of two genealogically linked Russian wheat aphid biotypes.Pieter du PreezMSc: Comparing the methylomes of two genealogically linked Russian wheat aphid biotypes.18194052@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Prof A-M Botha-Oberholster (Cereal Genomics)
MScNicola FourieMSc18205089@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Mr WC Botes (SU-PBL)
MSc: An integrative analysis of genetic, neuroanatomical, and environmental correlates of antipsychotic treatment response in schizophrenia.Emma FrickelMSc: An integrative analysis of genetic, neuroanatomical, and environmental correlates of antipsychotic treatment response in schizophrenia.17651166@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Dr NW McGregor (Human Genetics)
MSc: Characterization of the effect of miRNA-mediated regulation of regulatory genes on treatment outcome in a South African FES cohort.Megan HamiltonMSc: Characterization of the effect of miRNA-mediated regulation of regulatory genes on treatment outcome in a South African FES cohort.17541166@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Dr NW McGregor (Human Genetics)
MSc: Mating systems and the effects of inbreeding in the black soldier fly.Lelanie HoffmannMSc: Mating systems and the effects of inbreeding in the black soldier fly.18176569@sun.ac.zaSupervisor: Dr C Rhode (MBB)