Research Specialist joins CenGen

Research Specialist joins CenGen

Dr Shane Murray joined the CenGen Team on the 1st of September 2019. Continue Reading

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Fusarium Crown Rot resistance in South African wheat: A first genetic look

Fusarium Crown Rot resistance in South African wheat: A first genetic look

This research combines molecular science with expert breeding to speed up the identification of Fusarium Crown Rot resistance genes from a SA wheat cultivar. What is Fusarium Crown Rot? Continue Reading

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RSG Landbou gesels met CenGen

RSG Landbou gesels met CenGen

Op 30 Augustus 2019 het Eloise Pretorius van RSG Landbou met Renée Prins oor CenGen se suksesverhaal gesels. Laai gerus die opname af. Continue Reading

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CenGen continues to grow

CenGen continues to grow

On August 1st 2019, Mignon de Jager joined the CenGen team as an intern to assist the barley- and commercial projects with data generation and administrative duties.
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Something for everyone to learn during Dr Lance Maphosa’s visit

Something for everyone to learn during Dr Lance Maphosa’s visit

Dr Lance Maphosa (Crop Physiologist with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Australia) visited CenGen on the 15th of July 2019. Although Lance currently focusses his attention and research primarily on pulses such as chickpeas and lentils, he has been involved in several projects that focused on the performance of wheat under drought and high temperature conditions.
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Revisiting his African roots: Dr Lance Maphosa shares his knowledge with former colleagues

Revisiting his African roots: Dr Lance Maphosa shares his knowledge with former colleagues

CenGen is very excited to announce the upcoming visit of Dr Lancelot Maphosa to our laboratory in Worcester on 15 July 2019. Dr Maphosa, who, during his early career, was a research assistant at Sensako, is currently a Crop Physiologist with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries in Australia. Continue Reading

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A Fab introduction to R

A Fab introduction to R

In May 2019, as part of their partnership with CenGen, DIPLOMICS, an initiative of the Department of Sciences and Technology (DST), has generously arranged for Dr Fabian Grandke, field applications specialist in bioinformatics from ThermoFisher Scientific, to present a two day introductory course in the software package R to the CenGen team.
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Hosting the future generation

Hosting the future generation

The CenGen team recently hosted three honours students from Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Department of Genetics. The three ladies visited the lab as part of their practical training for a course module in plant breeding. Continue Reading

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A new team member!

A new team member!

In March 2019 CenGen was privileged to gain a new team member, Ms Kirsty Botha. Kirsty completed a master’s degree at the University of Pretoria in 2017, specialising in plant physiology and biotechnology.
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UK Science and Innovation Network in South Africa reaches out to SA Wheat Industry

UK Science and Innovation Network in South Africa reaches out to SA Wheat Industry

Funding provided by the UK Science and Innovation Network in South Africa enabled the hosting of the highly successful Bioinformatics and Wheat Genomics II workshop in Worcester (SA), which focused on the discipline-specific training in bioinformatics and wheat genomics of scientists from the African continent.
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