Dr Osmond Mlonyeni

Dr Osmond  Mlonyeni

South Africa

University of Pretoria


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I am very passionate about science outreach and mentorship. I am involved in the FABI mentorship programme and part of the outreach team. The two major programmes of the outreach team are UP with Science and DST / SAASTA National Science Week. The aim of these are to contribute towards unlocking the inherent potential of students. The aim of my PhD project was to use molecular genetics and genomics tools to characterize virulence and evolution of virulence in Deladenus siricidicola. Very little is understood about this aspect of biological control using entomopathogenic nematodes in biological control systems, despite the critical role this can play in the success of such programs.

Fields Of Expertise

Molecular genetics
Biological Control