Professor Andre Drenth

Professorial Research Fellow

Centre for Plant Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 344 32460



  • MSc, Wageningen University
  • PhD, Texas Agricultural & Mechanical University


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  • (2016) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Drenth, André and Guest, David (2013). Phytophthora palmivora in tropical tree crops. In Kurt Lamour (Ed.), Phytophthora: A Global Perspective 1 ed. (pp. 187-196) Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: CABI. doi:10.1079/9781780640938.0187

  • Akinsanmi, O.A., Miles, A. and Drenth, A. (2009). Macadamia. In Tony Cooke, Denis Persley and Susan House (Ed.), Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia (pp. 149-156) Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Cook, Tony and Drenth, André (2009). Other Fruit Crops. In Tony Cooke, Denis Persley and Susan House (Ed.), Disease of Fruit Crops in Australia (pp. 257-264) Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Govers, Francine, Drenth, André and Pieterse, Corné M. J. (2007). The potato late blight pathogen and other pathogenic Oomycota Phytophthora infestans. In George C. Carroll, Paul Tudzynsk and Karl Esser (Ed.), Plant relationships: Part B (pp. 17-36) Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Drenth, Andre and Goodwin, Stephen B. (1999). Population structure of Oomycetes. In James J. Worral (Ed.), Structure and dynamics of fungal populations 1 ed. (pp. 195-224) Amstedam, Netherlands: Springer.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Akinsanmi, F, Searle, C. and Drenth, A. (2015). Botryosphaeriaceae associated with macadamia branch die-back is becoming a significant pathogen in Australia. In: APS Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4-5). 1-5 August, 2015.

  • Miles, Andrew K., Newman, Toni K., Gultzow, Debra L., Parfitt, S. Carola, Drenth, André and Smith, Malcolm W. (2015). Commercial-scale Alternaria brown spot resistance screening as the first step in breeding new mandarins for Australia. In: B. Sabater-Muñoz, P. Moreno, L. Peña and L. Navarro, XII International Citrus Congress: International Society of Citriculture. Proceedings. ICC 2012: 12th International Citrus Congress, Valencia, Spain, (971-978). 18-23 November, 2012.

  • Akinsanmi, Olufemi A., Russell, D., Neal J., Drenth A and Topp B. (2015). Prospects of genetic resources for Phytophthora cinnamomi resistance in macadamia. In: 7th International Macadamia symposium, Kruger National Park, South Africa, (). 11-13 August 2015.

  • Miles, Andrew K., Drenth, Andre and Dewdney, Megan (2014). Citrus black spot in Australia. In: CRI's 8th Citrus Research Symposium, Central Drakensberg, Repulic of South Africa, (). 17-20 August, 2014.

  • Harteveld, D. O., Akinsanmi, O. A. and Drenth, A. (2012). Etiology and epidemiology of Alternaria leaf blotch and fruit spot of apple in Australia. In: Phytopathology. Annual Meeting of the American-Phytopathological-Society (APS), Providence Ri, (51-51). Aug 04-08, 2012.

  • Wong, M.H., Henderson. J., Cook, L., Van Brunschot., S., Aitken, E.A.B. and Drenth, A. (2011). Genetic diversity of Guignardia musae on banana based on internal transcribed spacer region of ribosomal DNA. In: ACPP APPS 2011. New Frontiers in Plant Pathology for Asia and Oceania. 4th Asian Conference for Plant Pathology (ACPP) concurrent with the 18th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, (81-81). 26-29 April 2011.

  • Al-Sadi, A. M., Al-Said, F. A., Deadman, M. L., Drenth, A. and Aitken, E. A. B. (2010). Can silicon improve defense responses of cucumber seedlings to pythium-induced damping off disease?. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Cucurbits. The 4th International Cucurbit Symposium, Changsha, China, (441-444). 21-26 September 2009.

  • Akinsanmi, Olufemi A. and Drenth, Andre (2010). Stress predispose macadamia roots to Phytophthora infection. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium. 6th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium, Twin Waters Qld., Australia, (28-28). 9-11 August 2010.

  • Miles, A. K., Akinsami, O. A., Aitken, E. A. and Drenth, A. (2009). Genetic diversity of Pseudocercospera macadamiae populations by PCR-RFLP. In: APPS 2009 Plant Health Management: An Integrated Approach. 17th Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia, (180-180). 29 September - 1 October 2009.

  • Drenth, Andre, Akinsanmi, Olufemi A. and Miles, Andrew (2009). Macadamia diseases in Australia. In: Southern African Macadamia Growers' Association Yearbook: Proceedings of the 4th International Macadamia Symposium. 4th International Macadamia Symposium, Skukuza, South Africa, (48-52). 6-9 September 2009.

  • Akinsanmi, Olufemi A. and Drenth, A. (2009). Pyraclostrobin is effective against husk spot. In: Southern African Macadamia Growers' Association Yearbook: Proceedings of the 4th International Macadamia Symposium. 4th International Macadamia Symposium, Skukuza, South Africa, (53-56). 6-9 September 2009.

  • Akinsanmi, O. A., Miles, A. K. and Drenth, A. (2008). Unravelling the evolutionary dynamics of a novel cercosporoid fungus. In: A. Porta-Puglia and P. Gonthier, ICPP 2008 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology: Abstracts of Invited and Offered Papers. 9th International Mycological Congress, Torino, Italy, (81-81). 24-29 August 2008.

  • Bhuiyan, S., Nass-Komolong, B., Drenth, A., Galea, V.J., Ryley, M. J. and Chakraborty, S. (2001). Detection of sorghum ergot pathogen using B-Tubulin primers. In: Conference Handbook of the 13th Biennial Plant Pathology Conference. , Cairns, Queensland, (168-168). 24-27 September, 2001.

  • Drenth, A., Wagles, G. and Smith, B. (2000). Application of molucular diagnostics to plant disease management. In: 15th Australasian Biotechnology Conference. 15th Australasian Biotechnology Conference, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, (). 2 - 6 July 2000.

  • Drenth, A. (2000). Assessment of genetic diversity in fungal populations. In: Asian Mycological Congress 2000. Asian Mycological Conference, Hong Kong, (). 9 - 13 July 2000.

  • Basnayake, S. W. V., Whisson, S., Drenth, A., Maclean, D. J. and Irwin, J. A. G. (2000). High resolution mapping of the candidate Avr4/6 locus in the genome of Phytophthora sojae. In: ComBio 2000 : combined conference abstracts : 44th Annual ASBMB, 40th Annual ASPP, Annual NZSBMB, 22nd Annual NZSPP. Combio 2000, Wellington, New Zealand, (18-2). 11-14 Dec, 2000.

  • Basnayake, S. W. V., Whisson, S., Drenth, A., Maclean, D. J. and Irwin, J. A. G. (1999). Isolation and characterization of avirulence genes from phytophthora sojae. In: Combined Conference Abstracts: 43rd Annual ASBMB, 18th Annual ANZSCDB and 39th Annual ASPP. ComBio 99, Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast, (Sym-43-05). 27-30 September, 1999.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision