Current Projects

  • Using the latest Genomic Advancements to Understand Durable Disease Resistance in Wheat and Barley (short name: GenomicsForResistance). CenGen was invited by Prof Simon Krattinger to participate in an internal King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Competitive Research Grant Program-Round 7 call, which was successful.
    KAUST, CenGen, UFS, University of Wageningen, Institute of Experimental Botany – Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research (Czech Republic); OSR-2018-CRG7-3768
  • Rapid cloning of a durable stripe rust resistance gene in South African wheat (TRAC#26700) Pioneer- Open Innovation grant – Corteva Agriscience™️: Innovation for Disease Resistance
    CenGen, KAUST; TRAC#27600
  • Development of stem rust resistant malting barley varieties.
    CenGen, SABBI, University of Minnesota, University of Southern Queensland, UFS; WCT/B/2018/02
  • Genetic analysis of crown rot resistance in SST087.
    CenGen, University of Southern Queensland, Agricultural Research Council Plant Protection Research Institute; WCT/W/2017/04
  • Establishment of a molecular marker service laboratory for routine application of marker-assisted selection in South African wheat breeding programs.
    CenGen; WCT/W/2009/02
  • Development of the genetic material to clone QYr.sgi-2B.1.
    CenGen, KAUST, University of Free State; WCT/W/2019/04
  • Development of 7 doubled haploid mapping populations of novel sources of APR rust resistance.
    CenGen, University of Free State, Sensako; WCT/W/2019/05

Completed Projects

  • Comprehensive disease management strategy for malting quality barley in South Africa.
    CenGen, SABBI, University of Southern Queensland, UFS; WCT/B/2013/01: 2013-2018
  • Molecular markers for disease resistance breeding in grapes.
    Agricultural Research Council Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, CenGen, SU; THRIP grant 96391: 2015 -2018
  • Towards cloning the 4AL slow rusting stripe rust QTL (QYr.sgi-4A.1) of Kariega.
    CenGen, KAUST, UFS; WCT/W/2015/03; NRF IPRR grant 85943: 2015-2018
  • Phenotype and genotype selected wheat germplasm sources of rust resistance
    CenGen, UFS; WCT/W/2018/05: 2018
  • Improved characterisation of wheat rust resistance APR QTL/genes.
    CenGen, UFS; WCT/W/2015/02: 2015-2017
  • Implementing effective marker technologies into disease resistance wheat breeding programmes within Africa.
    NIAB (UK), UFS/CenGen, KARI, CIMMYT; BB/J011525/1: 2013-2017
  • Development and application of marker-assisted selection systems for adult-plant resistance to rust diseases of wheat.
    CenGen, UFS: 2004-2014
  • Breeding disease resistant grapes by applying Marker Assisted Selection.
    ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, CenGen, SU: 2011-2013
  • Development of plant material and technologies for breeding for maize resistance to Fusarium ear rot and mycotoxin contamination.
    SU, CenGen, ARC-GCI: 2011-2014
  • Assessment of genetic biodiversity of durable disease resistance in African wheat genotypes, leading to the development of novel marker system for wheat breeding.
    John Innes Centre (UK), UFS, CenGen; BB/F004125/1: 2008-2012
  • Needs and requirements of South African wheat breeding programs for a routine molecular marker service.
    CenGen, UFS: 2010
  • Marker assisted breeding of grapes.
    ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, CenGen, SU: 2008-2010
  • An integrated approach to implement breeding net form of net blotch and spot blotch resistant barley cultivars in South Africa.
    CenGen, SABBI, University of Southern Queensland: 2008-2009
  • Disease Resistant Table Grape cultivars.
    ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, CenGen, SU: 2004-2006