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Genetics Home

The University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Genetics studies all aspects of heredity. This science is studied on:

  • molecular level (DNA and gene expression),
  • cellular level (study of chromosomes), and
  • organism level (population genetics)

Undergraduate

At this level, genetics forms part of the introductory biology at first-year level, and is presented as a complete subject from the second year.

Postgraduate

At this level, students may specialise in:

  • Forensic Genetics,
  • Conservation Genetics,
  • Population Genetics,
  • Cytotaxonomy,
  • Molecular Systematics,
  • Behavioural Genetics or combinations of these fields.

Research

Research is very important to the department and the postgraduate specialisation fields form the basis of various research projects on plants, animals, and humans. The department has a high publication output, and research is done in collaboration with various research groups in South Africa and the USA.

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Address:

Department of Genetics (64)
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
University of the Free State
PO Box 339
Bloemfontein
9300

Contact: Johan (JJ) Spies
Tel: +27 (0)51 401 2261
Fax: +27(0) 865 187317
Email: spiesjj@ufs.ac.za

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