BGM Research

The main research focus areas of the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology are divided into the following themes:     


Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG)
Chair in Fungal Genomics

Evolution of Interactions
Forest and Molecular Genetics
Molecular Ecology & Evolution (MEEP)
Plant Virology 
Tree Protection and Co-Operative Programme


Avocado Research Programme 
Bacterial Genomics and Host Pathogen Interactions
DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB)
Eucalyptus and Pine Pathogen Interactions
Forest Molecular Genetics
Macadamia Protection Programme 
Tree Protection and Co-Operative Programme

Human and Animal Health

Animal Virology
Breeding Goals for Animal Improvement
Cancer Genetics
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Complementary and Alternative medicines (CAM)
Epidemiology of Parasitic Nematodes
Facial Morphology Research
Food Microbiology
HIV Research
Human Genetics
Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory (M2PL)
Molecular Virology of Orbivirus
Structural Biology 
Ticks & Tick-Borne Diseases
Tuberculosis Research

Research Chairs

Principle Investigators

Other research-linked activities include:
   BGM Research Day - November 2020
   BGM Research Symposium - October 2019
   BGM Research Symposium - December 2018
   BGM Researcher Day - February 2018  
   BGM Seminars 
   BGM PhD Defenses
   Other events
BGM Research Committees
   Research Committee
   Animal and Human Health










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