Helmien Barkhuizen-Roode

Dr. Helmien Barkhuizen-Roode

Project Lead

Helmien graduated from Stellenbosch University (SU) in 2019 with a PhD degree in Wine Biotechnology.

She followed it up with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the South African Grape and Wine Research Institute (SAGWRI) at SU where she worked on a proof of concept study to develop more sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions towards biotic and abiotic stress protection in grapevine.

At CenGen she applies this experience to establish phylogenetics- and next-generation sequencing expertise in the laboratory.

Her focus extends to supporting industry clients on projects that span a wide range of commercial services and plant species – in particular from the fruit, nut and grapevine industries.