Prof Carina Visser

Qualifications: BScAgric (Animal Science) (Pret), BScAgric Hons (Animal Breeding and Genetics) (Pret), MScAgric (Animal Breeding and Genetics) (Pret), PhD Animal Science (Pret)

Position: Senior Lecturer

Fields of expertise: Molecular genetics, Small stock improvement, Population genetics

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Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3268

E-mail: [email protected]

Professional memberships:

  • Member: South African Society for Animal Science
  • Professional Natural Scientist in Animal Science (SACNASP)
  • Vice president: International Goat Association
  • Associate editor for the South African Journal of Animal Science
  • Associate editor for the Brazilian Journal of Animal Science (RBZ)

NRF Rating: C1

Prof Visser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science in the Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences. She specialises in animal breeding and genetics and focuses on the genetic improvement of small-stock, mainly by applying molecular techniques.

The genetic improvement of efficient, adaptable animals in Africa will become crucial for food security, and she aims to play a part in overcoming the challenges that will face the human population in terms of climate change. Prof Visser is the current Vice-President of the International Goat Association. The South African Society for Animal Science awarded her a bronze medal for exceptional contribution to the advancement of professionalism and knowledge in animal science.

She has authored and co-authored 51 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals and contributed to three chapters on goat breeding and genetics in international textbooks. She is registered as a professional animal scientist with SACNASP and holds a C1 rating from the NRF.



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