School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Prof. Mark Laing

Senior Lecturer

I was born and schooled in Zimbabwe, and came to the University of Natal to study biological sciences in 1977. Falling in love with Plant Pathology, and conducting of research, I have been lucky enough to make my career at this university, starting as a lecturer and ending up as the Professor and Head of Department. 

Research interests

  • Biological control of pests,pathogen, nematodes, weed parasites
  • Plant breeding of African crops;
  • Agricultural engineering inventions
  • Forestry pathology and horticulture.

Research profiles