Bernard Slippers

Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute and Future Africa, University of Pretoria

Bernard Slippers is the Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria. He is also involved in science development through the Young Academies, Africa Science Leadership Programme and the UP Future Africa initiative that he leads. He is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology. Bernard does research in Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology, with focus on the management of insects and micro-organisms that affect plant health. He has received wide recognition for his research, including a President's Award and most recently a B1 rating from the South African National Research Foundation. He has published more than 200 papers, an edited book and a number of book chapters.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Genetics, University of Pretoria

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Pretoria, PhD / Plant Pathology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Role:
    Professor of Genetics
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation