Andi Wilson: Woman in Science

Andi Wilson completed a BSc in Human Genetics in 2012, a BSc Honours in Genetics in 2013 and an MSc in Genetics in 2015, all at the University of Pretoria. She is enrolled for a PhD in Genetics at the same institution. She was nominated for an award the Department of Science and Technology's annual Women in Science Awards(WISA) in 2017.

Wilson has been the first author of two publications, and has contributed to another three. These articles have been on her work in understanding unisexual reproduction and self-fertility, as well as genome sequencing and assembly. She has also attended and presented at a number of national conferences, as well as at the 2017 Fungal Genetics Conference, held in America. In 2016, the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, based at the University of Pretoria, gave Wilson an award for Best MSc Student and a Mentorship Award.

In 2017, she spent two months at Pennsylvania State University on a research visit to develop a transformation protocol for the group of fungi she studies.