Eshchar Mizrachi

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

University of Pretoria

Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Room 6-21, Natural and Agricultural Sciences Building

Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

University of Pretoria main campus (Hillcrest)

Pretoria, South Africa



Eshchar Mizrachi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Genetic and Microbiology, and the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria.

His research focuses on how wood forms in trees, and more broadly plant development and evolution. He is particularly interested in the evolution of genes and gene networks that determine complex traits.

Eshchar is also involved in several Science Leadership initiatives, including the Africa Science Leadership Programme (

He is passionate about developing potential research talent in Africa, and creating a more nurturing environment for emerging researchers. He is also passionate about art, and the intersection of science and the arts.


Awards & Affiliations


NRF P-rating 2019 (National award for young researchers judged to be potential world leaders in their field)