Prof Brenda Wingfield

Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Programme Leader: DSI/NRF SARChI Chair in Fungal Genomics


My research focus is on speciation and evolution of fungi, predominantly non model Ascomycetes. This includes research on genetic variation within as well as between species. Thus, a certain component of the work done in my group could also be considered to be molecular taxonomy. I also, however, have an interest in basic evolutionary biology based on ribosomal RNA-genes and Mating type genes. I have a variety of collaborations with research groups working on a spectrum of different organisms.