Our Students


These students are being supported in their further studies as indicated (M.Sc – 2 Years / Ph.D – 3 Years)

PHOTO STUDENT UNIVERSITY DEGREE SUBJECT TITLE SUPERVISOR
  Mrs. C. van Loggerenberg University of Pretoria

1st Year

Ph.D  Animal Science
3 Years
Epidemiological dynamics of RVFV in two areas in South Africa. Species concerned will mainly be cattle, but opportunistic blood collection will be done from goats and culled wildlife from the game reserves in the allocated regions. Prof. E. Venter
Ms. L. Robbertse  University of  Pretoria

1st Year

Ph.D Genetics specializing in immuno phenotyping
3 Years
Comparative immuno profiling of three economically important cattle breeds using blood, skin and lymph node tissues following cattle tick infestation. Prof. C. Maritz-Olivier
Ms. T. Stempa Fort Hare

1st Year

Ph.D Animal Science
3 Years
Effects of pre-slaughter stress and animal class on sheep blood cortisol, urinary catecholamines, heat shock proteins, muscle glycolytic potential, mutton quality and shelf-life. Prof. V. Muchenje
Photo A.Linde Square Ms. D.A. Linde Pretoria

2nd Year

M.Sc Animal Science
2 Years
Gene expression: Nguni and Bonsmara cattle. Prof. E. Marle-Kὃster
Prof. M.M. Scholtz
Daphney Rasebotsa Ms. N.D. Rasebotsa Free State
2nd Year
M.Sc Food Science
2 Years
On-the-hook-ageing of beef. Prof. A. Hugo
 Sihosana Ms. T. Sikhosana Pretoria
2nd Year
M.Sc Biochemistry
2 Years
Protein production and in vivo validation of Bm86-based vaccines in Holstein-Friesian calves against the cattle tick, Rhipicephalus microplus. Prof. C. Maritz-Olivier
  Ms. S. Baron Pretoria
2nd Year
Ph.D Genetics
3 Years
Acaricide resistance mechanisms and genetic relatedness in economically important cattle ticks for improved cattle health and management. Prof. C. Maritz-Olivier
  Ms. A. Basson Pretoria

2nd Year

Ph.D Animal Science
3 Years
Meat quality (especially tenderness).  Genotypes (alternative genes to the calpain system).
Prof. E. Webb

Prof. E. Koster

Dr. L. Frylinck

  Mrs. T.D. Ramulongo Pretoria
2nd Year
Ph.D Microbiology
3 Years
Immune refocusing of a SAT2 foot-and-mouth disease vaccine. Dr. F. F. Maree
  Ms. Z. Soji Fort Hare
2nd Year
Ph.D Agriculture
(Animal Science)
3 Years
Carcass quality, fatty acid profile, nano-structure, technological and sensory attributes of the South African A, AB, B and C beef classes. Prof. V. Muchenje
  Ms. M. Ferreira Pretoria
2nd Year
Ph.D Genetics
3 Years
In vivo evaluation, localization and differential gene expression of Rhipicephalus microplus in response to Bm86 and BP1. Prof. C. Maritz-Olivier
  Ms. J. Steyn Pretoria
3rd Year
Ph.D (Medical Virology)
3 Years
The role of Culicoides midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and mosquitoes (Diptera: CulicidaeI in transmission of zoonotic viruses of the families flaviviridae, bunyaviridae and togaviridae arboviruses responsible for acute febrile syndrome and/or neurological disease in cattle and wildlife. Prof. M. Venter (Ph.D Medical Virology)
  Ms. B. van Wyngaard (Liebenberg) Free State
3rd Year
Ph.D Food Science, (Meat Science)
3 Years
Effect of Echium oil supplementation on pork quality. Prof. A. Hugo (Ph.D Food Science)
   Ms. T. Needham Stellenbosh
3nd Year
Ph.D Agriculture (Animal Science)
3 Years
The effects of environmental enrichment on the behaviour, stress, growth performance and meat quality of Sus scrofa domesticus. Prof. L.C. Hoffman (Ph.D)
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