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Date Type Details
2017-06-01 08h30 Student Seminars
Venue: FABI seminar room
Chairperson: Lorraine Mhoswa
Angelique du Preez - Identification of pests, pathogens and symbionts of South African cycads.
JieQiong Li - Identification of Calonectia species from Eucalyptus plantations and nurseries in South China.
Emeldah Rikhotso - The epidemiology of Teratospheria destructans in South Africa and the developement of an artificial inoculation technique for screening of Eucalyptus species.
2017-06-01 16h00 Special Seminar
Venue: FABI seminar room
There will be a joint special seminar by Dr Sofie de Meyer from the Centre for Rhizobium Studies, Murdoch University, Australia and Dr Euan James from the James Hutton Institute, Scotland.
Dr Sofie de Meyer’s talk is entitled: “Productive resilient legume symbioses well matched for farming systems.”
Whilst Dr Euan James’s talk is entitled, "Biogeography of Beta-rhizobial symbioses in legumes.”
Cheese and Wine will be served after the seminar.
2017-06-05 08h30 Post Doc Seminar
Venue: FABI seminar room

Please join us for a seminar by FABI Research Fellow Dr Fahimeh Jami.

Title to be supplied.

2017-06-08 Student Seminars
Venue: FABI seminar room
Chairperson: Buyani Ndlovu
FeiFei Liu - Title pending.
Ariska van der Nest - Title pending.
Robyn Smith - Title pending.
2017-06-15 08h30 Student Seminars
Venue: FABI seminar room
Chairperson: Katrin Fitza
Annah Mahlangu - Title pending.
Alessandro Gricia - Title pending.
Nadine Kleynhans - Title pending.
Juanita Avontuur - Title pending.
2017-06-22 08h30 Student Seminars
Venue: FABI seminar room
Chairperson: Elodie Ekoka
Puseletso Mailula - Title pending.
Bradley Vincent - Title pending.
Stephan Henning - Title pending.
Juanita Hanneman - Title pending.
2017-06-29 08h30 Student Seminars
Venue: FABI seminar room
Chairperson: Robert Backer
Shannon Flemmington - Title pending.
Sophia Machua - Title pending.
Thapelo Maboko - Title pending.
2017-07-06 08h30 Student Seminars
Venue: FABI seminar room
Chairperson: Mkhululi Maphosa
Marius Laubscher - Title pending.
Dineo Mailula - Title pending.
Firehiwot Eshetu - Title pending.
Shania Facey - Title pending.
2017-07-13 08h30 Student Seminars
Venue: FABI seminar room
Chairperson: Andi Wilson
Melissa Joubert - Title pending.
Nikki Miguel - Title pending.
Isaiah Nthenga - Title pending.
Seamus Morgan - Title pending.
2017-10-30 Phylogenetics workshop
Venue: to be advised

An Introductory Phylogenetics Workshop will be hosted by Inqaba from 30 October - 3 November. 

2017-11-06 Phylogenetics workshop
Venue: to be advised

An Advanced Phylogenetics Workshop will be hosted by FABI from 6-10 November. 

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Linnakoski R, Forbes KM, Wingfield MJ, Pulkkinen P, Asiegbu FO. (2017) Testing projected climate change conditions on the Endoconidiophora polonica / Norway spruce pathosystem shows fungal strain specific effects. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:883. 10.3389/fpls.2017.00883 PDF
Crous CJ, Burgess TI, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Ecological disequilibrium drives insect pest and pathogen accumulation in non-native trees. AoB Plants 9:plw081. 10.1093/aobpla/plw081
Swart V, Crampton BG, Ridenour J, Bluhm BH, Olivier NA, Meyer JJM, Berger DK. (2017) Complementation of CTB7 in the maize pathogen Cercospora zeina overcomes the lack of in vitro cercosporin production. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions First Look Online 10.1094/MPMI-03-17-0054-R
Wingfield MJ, Slippers B, Wingfield BD, Barnes I. (2017) The unified framework for biological invasions: a forest fungal pathogen perspective. Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-017-1450-0
Tanui CK, Shyntum DY, Priem SL, Theron J, Moleleki LN. (2017) Influence of the ferric uptake regulator (Fur) protein on pathogenicity in Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense. Plos One 5(12) 10.1371/journal.pone.0177647