Pelly Malebe: Developing Genetic Markers for Drought Tolerance

The importance of such research is linked to her understanding that the genetic basis of drought tolerance may impact on food and job security in Africa.

Meet South Africas’s scientist, currently working to identifying and developing genetic markers for drought tolerance and yield in crop. Malebe is a PhD candidate in Biotechnology at the University of Pretoria, a recipient of the Department of Science and Technology Women in Science Doctoral Fellowship in 2013, and currently has a Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products Network PhD Fellowship. Read more