Country: South Africa
Main role: Development and validation of innovative monitoring and screening strategies and diagnostic assays for aster yellows variants in vineyards. Development of molecular markers for phylogenomics to follow disease spread. Evaluation of antimicrobial peptides for AY in grapevines control.
Description:Stellenbosch University is a tertiary education institution comprising of 10 faculties, including the Faculty of AgriSciences. Besides undergraduate teaching, several agricultural research disciplines are supported through postgraduate training. These include programmes on fungal, bacterial, phytoplasma and virus diseases of grapevine and deciduous fruit crops, which form the axis of the economy of the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Contact person: Prof Johan Burger Professor and HoD, Genetics | firstname.lastname@example.org | LinkedIn: Johan Burger