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Draginja Pavlic, PhD
Address 1: The Fields BC143, 1066 Burnett Str., 0002 Pretoria,

South Africa

Address 2: Oostelijke Randweg 16, 1723 ZG Noord-Scharwoude,

the Netherlands

Mobile: +27 (0) 760545445;

Email: pavlicdr@gmail.com


I am highly educated, knowledgeable and ambitious person with excellent leadership, organizational, analytical, planning and teaching skills. I am self motivated and comfortable to work in a team or individually, with natural ability to relate to people in order to consistently achieve my goals. Dedicated to my job, reliable, responsible, loyal, energetic, enthusiastic and optimistic, always striving to improve myself and help others to develop and give their best. My dedication to excellence in everything I do was recognized by the best postgraduate student award at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, in 2007. My passion for people, innovations and constant learning would be the best expressed in the field of science, research and development.

Academic Background

PhD Plant Pathology July 2009

University: University of Pretoria (UP), Pretoria, South Africa

Thesis: Taxonomy and population diversity of Botryosphaeriaceae associated with woody hosts in South Africa and Western Australia

MSc Plant Pathology (Cum Laude) Feb 2005

University: University of Pretoria (UP), Pretoria, South Africa

Thesis: Botryosphaeria spp. on native South African Syzygium ordatum and their potential threat to Eucalyptus

BSc (Agric), Graduate Agricultural Engineer for Crop and Food Protection Feb 1996

University: University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Thesis: Analysis of residual Prosimidon in grapes and wine

Research and computer skills


  • Research: Microbial culturing, Serial dilution, Gel electrophoresis, Gel documentation, DNA extraction, PCR, PCR-RFLP, AFLP, SNP, Sequencing, Phylogenetic analyses, Microscopy, digital imaging and photo-microscopy.

  • Programs: Microsoft Office; Phylogentics: BioEdit, Chromas, PHYLIP, PAUP*, MEGA, MrBayes, ModelTest, MrModelTest, MAFFT, Sequence Navigator, DNA Sp; Population genetics: Gene Scan, Pop-Gene, Structure.

Professional Experience

  • Manager Research and Development Sept 2009-present

Klein Karoo Seed Marketing Ltd, Oudtshoorn, South Africa; and its subsidiary company Bakker Brothers, Noord-Scharwoude, The Netherlands

In this position I manage our R&D teams in South Africa and The Netherlands towards implementation of biotechnology approach to conventional breeding programs of maize and vegetables, with particular focus on breeding for disease resistant varieties, and integrate market requirements in product development activities to ensure improvement of our product portfolio. I closely work with international team of breeders, sales managers and our collaborators at external labs and universities to achieve established goals.



  • Full time postgraduate researcher (MSc, PhD) Jan 2002- July 2009

Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, South Africa

During my postgraduate studies I was exposed to different experiences such as extensive field work, one to one coaching and mentoring of postgraduate students, writing and editing publications. I was involved in various projects and international collaborations as a consultant and co-supervisor, of which 3 months with plant pathology team at Murdock University, Australia. I presented my work at national and international congresses and published in ISI-rated scientific journals in the field of fungal taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics and ecology, and plant pathology.



  • Technical manager for crop and food protection

Agrosistem Pty. Ltd, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia Oct 1997-Jul 2001

I organized and carried out field experimental trials with different chemical products for crop protection (fungicides, herbicides and insecticides), prepared and coordinated field days and presentations of different chemical products and seed assortments. I was consulting in crop protection independently and as a part of sale team in order to support and increase sale of our products at the market.



  • Independent Sales Specialist

Agrocentar-Hem, Export-Import, Head office-Novi Sad, Serbia Apr 1996-Oct 1997

I promoted and sold chemical products for crop protection, fertilizers and seeds and consulting in the field of crop protection. I also supervised and ensured smooth running of the retail agricultural pharmacy shops; organized and supervised trials with different pesticides and seed products and presented results to the customers in field days and exhibitions.



Early career background

  • Marketing manager of stationery supply Jul 1992-Mar 1996

Monada Pty. Ltd, Head office, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

  • Sales manager Jul 1991-Jun 1992

Monada Pty. Ltd, Head office, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

Part time jobs during post graduate studies at University of Pretoria

  • Demonstrator to the pre-grad practical: Feb 2004 - May 2009

Growth, activity and control of bacteria (MBY 245) with Prof. T.A. Coutinho

  • Maintaining Fungal Culture Collection Database Mar 2006 - July 2007

  • Assistant Manager in Plant Disease Clinic Feb 2005 - Feb 2006

  • Research Assistant with Prof. T.A. Coutinho Feb 2004 - Jan 2005

  • Maintaining data base (scientific articles collection) Apr 2002 - Apr 2004

  • Maintaining native trees collection in the Plant Nursery Feb 2002 - Oct 2003

Professional Development

  • Germplasm and Genes: Their importance in plant breeding by Dr. P. Stephen. Baenziger, 2010

University of Nebrasca, Linkoln, USA

  • Self-Polinated Crop breeding methods by Dr. P. S. Baenziger, UNL, USA 2010

  • Advanced Scientific Writing Workshop by Dr John Leslie, Kansas State University, USA 2008

  • Professional Communication Workshop by Sally Upfold, ICFR, South Africa 2007

  • Laboratory Safety and Chemical Grades Seminar, MERCK, South Africa 2006

  • Forest Pathology Course by Dr John Gibbs, Forestry Commission, UK 2005

  • Phylogenetic Methods Workshop by Dr Martin Coetzee, University of Pretoria, South Africa 2005

  • Scientific Writing Workshop by Dr John Leslie, Kansas State University, USA 2003

  • Population Genetics Workshop, University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 2003

  • Microscopy, Digital Imagining and Photo-microscopy Workshop 2002

by Dr Marieka Gryzenhout, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Reviewer for journals

  • European Journal of Plant Pathology

  • Australasian Plant Disease Notes

  • Journal of Phytopathology

Higher degree research students supervised

  • Chen, S. F., Fungal diseases of plantation-grown Eucalypts in China. PhD, 2007- present

  • Maleme, H., Characterization of latent Botryosphaeriaceae on MSc, completed 2008

diverse Eucalyptus species

  • Hinze, B., Identification of Botryosphaeria spp. occurring on BSc Honors, completed 2005

Schizolobium paraphybum in S. Africa

International collaborations

  • Diversity and pathogenicity of Botryosphaeriaceae on declining Ostrya carpinifolia 2007

in Slovenia and Italy following extreme weather conditions

(In collaboration with Department of Forest Protection, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia)



(Research conducted at School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology,

Murdoch University, Perth, Australia)

(Research conducted at FABI, University of Pretoria)

Personal details

Gender: Female

Date of Birth: 02.10.1964

Nationality: Serbian

Marital Status: Single

Languages: Serbian (native), English (excellent), Afrikaans, Dutch and Spanish (in progress)

Driving Licence: Yes

Refereed publications

Chen SF, Pavlic D, Roux J, Slippers B, Xie YJ, Wingfield MJ, Zhou XD. 2010. Characterization of Botryosphaeriaceae from plantation grown Eucalyptus species in South China. Plant Pathology (submitted).

Piškur B., Pavlic D, Slippers B, Ogris N, Maresi GM, Wingfield MJ, Jurc D. 2010. Diversity and pathogenicity of Botryosphaeriaceae on declining Ostrya carpinifolia in Slovenia and Italy following extreme weather conditions. European Journal of Forest Research. DOI: 10.1007/s10342-010-0424-x.

Pavlic D, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Slippers B. 2009. Cryptic diversity and distribution of species in the Neofusicoccum parvum / N. ribis complex as revealed by microsatellite markers. Molecular Ecology (submitted).

B Slippers, T Burgess, D Pavlic, R Ahumada, H Maleme, S Mohali, C Rodas, M J Wingfield. 2009. A diverse assemblage of Botryosphaeriaceae infect Eucalyptus in native and non-native environments. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, 2070-2639, Volume 71, Issue 2, 01 June 2009, Pages 101 – 110.



Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2009. Molecular and phenotypic characterisation of three phylogenetic species discovered within the Neofusicoccum parvum / N. ribis complex. Mycologia 101:636-647.

Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2009. Multiple gene genealogies and phenotypic data reveal cryptic species of the Botryosphaeriaceae: A case study on the Neofusicoccum parvum / N. ribis complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51:259-268.

Pavlic D, Wingfield MJ, Barber P, Slippers B, Hardy GEStJ, Burgess TI. 2008. Seven new species of the Botryosphaeriaceae discovered on baobabs and other native trees in Western Australia. DOI: 10.3852/08-020. Mycologia 100:851-866

Ahumada R, Slippers B, Hunter G, Pavlic D, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. 2007. Botryosphaeriaceae causing dieback in Eucalyptus plantations in Chile. Forest Pathology (submitted)



Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2007. Botryosphaeriaceae occurring on native Syzygium cordatum in South Africa and their potential threat to Eucalyptus. Plant Pathology 56:624-636

Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Gryzenhout M, Wingfield MJ. 2004. Lasiodiplodia gonubiensis sp. nov., a new Botryosphaeria anamorph from native Syzygium cordatum in South Africa. Studies in Mycology 50: 313-322

Posters and Presentations (National Congresses in South Africa)

Pavlic D. 2008. Botryosphaeria team at FABI, the first 10 years. 18th Annual Conference of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP), 13 May 2008, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Maleme H, Pavlic D, Slippers B, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. 2008. Identification of five species of the Botryosphaeriaceae affecting Eucalyptus in a small plantation in Pretoria. South Asfrican Genetics Society Congress (SAGS), 27-29 March 2008, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Hinze B, Pavlic D Slippers B, Wingfield MJ. 2008. Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Marula and Mango in South Africa. South Asfrican Genetics Society Congress (SAGS), 27-29 March 2008, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Chen SF, Pavlic D, Zhou XD, Roux J, Xie YJ, Wingfield MJ. 2008. Botryosphaeriaceae from diseased Eucalyptus species in Chinese plantations. South African Genetics Society Congress (SAGS), 27-29 March 2008, University of Pretoria, South Africa.



Pavlic D. 2007. Neofusicoccum parvum / N. ribis complex on waterberry, eucalypts and mango in South Africa. 17th Annual Conference of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP), 8-9 May 2007, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Maleme H, Pavlic D, Slippers B, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. 2007. Identification of Botryosphaeriaceae from Eucalyptus planted to feed Koala bears at the Pretoria Zoo. Proceedings of 45th Congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology, 21-24 January 2007, Benoni, South Africa.

Hinze B, Slippers B, Pavlic D, Wingfield MJ. 2007. Identification and characterization of Botryosphaeriaceae associated with native Marula trees in South Africa. Proceedings of 45th Congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology, 21-24 January 2007, Benoni, South Africa.

Maleme H, Pavlic D, Slippers B, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. 2006. Identification of Botryosphaeria spp. from Eucalyptus planted to feed Koala bears at the Pretoria Zoo Proceedings of 44th Congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology, 22-25 January 2006, Magalies Park, Hartbeespoort, South Africa.

Hinze B, Pavlic D, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2006. Identification of Botryosphaeria spp. occurring on Schizolobium parahybum in South Africa. Proceedings of 44th Congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology, 22-25 January 2006, Magalies Park, Hartbeespoort, South Africa.

Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2006. Botryosphaeria spp. from native Syzygium cordatum and introduced Eucalyptus trees in South Africa. Proceedings of 44th Congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology, 22-25 January 2006, Magalies Park, Hartbeespoort, South Africa.

Pavlic D. 2005. Botryosphaeria species composition on Syzygium and Eucalyptus in South Africa. 15th Annual Conference of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP), 19-20 April 2005, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2005. Botryosphaeria on native and introduced Myrtaceaes hosts: Identification of potential co-infecting pathogens. Proceedings of 43d Congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology, 23-26 January 2005, Hartenbos, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 101, July/August 2005.

Posters and Presentations (International Congresses)

Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2008. Cryptic species in the Neofusicoccum parvum / N. ribis complex revealed by multiple gene genealogies. 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2008), 24-29 August 2008, Torino, Italy.

Pavlic D, Wingfield MJ, Slippers B, Barber P, Hardy GEStJ, Burgess TI. 2008. New species of the Botryosphaeriaceae discovered on baobabs and other native trees in Western Australia. 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2008), 24-29 August 2008, Torino, Italy.

Piškur B, Pavlic D, Slippers B, Ogris N, Maresi G, Wingfield MJ, Jurc D. 2008 Botryosphaeriaceae involved in die-back of Ostrya carpinifolia in Slovenia and Italy following drought. 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2008), 24-29 August 2008, Torino, Italy.

Slippers B, Pavlic D, Maleme H, Wingfield MJ. 2007. A diverse assemblage of Botryosphaeriaceae infect Eucalyptus in introduced and native environments. Proceedings of IUFRO Conference, 22-26 August, Durban, South Africa.

Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2006. Speciation and gene flow in the Neofusicoccum parvum / N. ribis complex on native and introduced hosts in South Africa. 8th International Mycological Congress, Cairns Convention Centre, 20-25 August 2006, Cairns, Australia.

Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. 2005. Botryosphaeria spp. that co-infect native Syzygium and introduced Eucalyptus trees in South Africa: implications for disease management. IUFRO World Congress, 8-13 August 2005, Brisbane, Australia.

Referees

1. Dr. Michael J. Wingfield, Mondi Professor of Forest Pathology

Director, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) and

Tree Pathology Co-operative programme, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences,

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Tel: +27-12-420-3939; Fax: +27-12-420-3960

mike.wingfield@fabi.up.ac.za

2. Dr. Teresa A. Coutinho, Professor

FABI, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences,

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Tel: +27-12-420-3934; Fax: +27-12-420-3960



teresa.coutinho@fabi.up.ac.za

3. Dr. Bernard Slippers, Associated Professor

FABI, Department of Genetics, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences,

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Tel: +27-12-420-2463; Fax: +27-12-420-3960



bernard.slippers@fabi.up.ac.za


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