Biochemistry
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Immunology

​​​​​​Bellstedt G​​​r​​oup​​

​​The Bellstedt Group focuses on:

  1. Investigations into the evolution of viruses and bacterial pathogens of potatoes and fruit trees and their detection.
  2. Plant molecular systematic and evolutionary studies of plant groups that occur in southern Africa focusing on the Cape Floral Region.
  3. The development of DNA vaccines against ostrich mycoplasmas.
  4. Fish Phylogenetics.

Botes G​​r​​​​​​oup

The Botes Group focuses on ostrich pathogens and vaccine development in the context of Immunology, ELISA, diagnostic PCR, establishing immunization schedules, DNA-vaccines, molecular biology, new generation sequencing techniques, prokaryote genome sequencing and annotation, DNA- and protein sequence bioinformatics.