Prof Este van Marle-Koster

Esté van Marle-Köster was born on 11 July 1964 in Göttingen, Germany.  She matriculated in 1982 at the Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool, Pretoria.  A BSc (Agric) Animal Science was completed in 1986 at the University of Pretoria.  She started her career as an Agriculturalist at the South African Trust Development Corporation in 1983. An Honors and Master’s degree in Animal Breeding was obtained in 1988 and 1992 at the University of the Free State while working full time.  During 1993 she moved to Kimberley with her husband and worked for the National Nutrition & Social Development Program (Department of Health).  In July 1995 she accepted a post as lecturer at the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences.  She teaches several undergraduate courses and animal breeding on post-graduate level. She graduated with a PhD in Animal Breeding in April 2002. She was promoted to associate Professor in 2011.Her research concerns the application of molecular genetics in the animal sciences. She is registered as a professional animal scientist (400090/91) with the South African Council for Natural Science Professions.      

Esté van Marle-Köster was born in Göttingen, Germany. She matriculated from the Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool, Pretoria. A BSc(Agric) Animal Science was completed in 1986 at the University of Pretoria.  She started her career as an Animal scientist at the South African Trust Development Corporation in 1983. She joined UP as lecturer at the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences in 1995. She graduated with a PhD titled “Genetic and phenotypic characterization of native fowl populations in South Africa” in Animal Breeding in April 2002. She was promoted to associate Professor in 2011. Her research concerns the application of molecular technology in the animal sciences. She is involved in the Beef genomic project as the coordinator of the subcommittee for research. She is registered as a professional animal scientist (400090/91) with the South African Council for Natural Science Professions

 

 

Esté van Marle-Köster completed a BSc(Agric) Animal Science in 1986 at the University of Pretoria.  She started her career as an Animal scientist at the South African Trust Development Corporation in 1983. She joined UP as lecturer at the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences in 1995. She graduated with a PhD titled “Genetic and phenotypic characterization of native fowl populations in South Africa” in Animal Breeding in April 2002. She was promoted to associate Professor in 2011. Her research concerns the application of molecular technology in the animal sciences. She is involved in the Beef genomic project as the coordinator of the subcommittee for research. She is registered as a professional animal scientist (400090/91) with the South African Council for Natural Science Professions

 

 

Position: Associate Professor/Term Head (C1)
Academic / Support: Academic Department
Faculty/Department: Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Campus: Hatfield Campus
Building: Agricultural Sciences Building
Office Number: 10-22

Research areas

Application of quantitative and molecular genetics in farm animals for genetic improvement.

 Preferred species: Beef and dairy cattle

Current research

Currentresearchfocusonmoleculartechnologyforgeneticimprovmentofbeefanddairycattle.

 

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