Michelle van der Bank


African Centre for DNA Barcoding
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Michelle van der Bank received her PhD in Botany from the Rand Afrikaans University (Now University of Johannesburg, South Africa) in 1996. She is a Professor in Botany at the University of Johannesburg and Director of the African Centre for DNA Barcoding (ACDB). The ACDB mission is to fill the knowledge gap and strengthen research frameworks for international, regional and inter-institutional co-operation in Africa in the field of DNA technology for biodiversity science. Her research group uses molecular phylogenetics, comparative analyses and intensive fieldwork to address questions relevant to biodiversity conservation in Africa.

African Centre for DNA Barcoding, Department of Botany & Plant Biotechnology, UJ

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