Lizel Potgieter

Research Interest

 

By making use of a reverse genetics approach one can make use of an ever-growing pool of genomic data to find interesting associations between genetic anomalies and observed phenotypes. This approach becomes particularly useful when comparing populations on a genomic level. In the Stukenbrock lab I am working on comparing Cercospora beticola individuals isolated from domesticated and wild sugar beet populations to determine which genetic features distinguish the populations.

 

Short CV

 

2017-present

University of Kiel, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, PhD student in the Stukenbrock group

 

2015-2017

University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, M.Sc(Genetics) under the supervision of Dr. Martin Coetzee, Dr. Magriet van der Nest, and Prof. Brenda Wingfield titled In silico characterisation of endopolygalacturonases in Armillaria and allied fungal genera

 

2014

University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, B.Sc(Hons) Genetics, dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Martin Coetzee

 

2011-2013

University of Pretoria, B.Sc(Biotechnology)