Elsabet Wessels

Elsabet Wessels

Project Lead

Elsabet joined the CenGen team in 2011 after completing a Master’s degree in Genetics at Stellenbosch University.

She manages the collaborative marker-assisted selection work of prominent South African wheat breeding programmes.

Here, molecular markers are applied to identify genes/QTL for useful traits in breeding material and track them from one filial generation to the next.

Elsabet is an active member of CenGen’s bioinformatics study group, specifically focusing on finding simpler, time-saving ways to process large datasets.

She is an expert in cost calculations and procurement and her diligence ensures that the laboratory runs efficiently. Her experience and knowledge gets applied across projects.