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FABIans attend the 2017 Combined Congress of the Entomological and Zoological Societies of Southern Africa

The 2017 Combined Congress of the Entomological and Zoological Societies of Southern Africa took place from 3-7 July at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. Sixteen FABIans, including academic staff, postdoctoral Fellows and postgraduate students attended the congress, making a significant contribution to the meeting of 11 oral presentations and seven posters. Oral Presenation: Novel natural enemy encounters of an invasive forest insect pest - M Wondafrash, B Slippers, J Garnas, BP Hurley Behavioral response of the bark beetle, Ips typographus, to commonly associated ophiosomatoid fungi - D Kandasamy, A Hammerbacher Host specificity of the parasitoid Psyllaephagus bliteus, a biological control agent of Glycaspis brimblecombei - S Bush, B Slippers, BP Hurley The Leptocybe invasa genome: a window to understanding the biology of a serious invasive Eucalyptus pest - G Dittrich-Schröder, BP Hurley, MJ Wingfield, A Postma- Smidt, B Slippers The complex Leptocybe invasa gall community on Eucalyptus - CR Gevers, G Dittrich-Schröder, SJ Bush, A Morris, I Germishuizen, B Slippers, BP Hurley Influence of reproductive biology on the invasive capacity of Hymenoptera species: Sirex noctilio as a case study - J Queffelec, J Allison, B Slippers Genetic diversity of Deladenus siricidicola, the biological control agent of the woodwasp Sirex noctilio - K Fitza, J Garnas, M Ayres, F Krivak-Tetley, K Dodds, M Lombardero, Ecki Brockerhoff, MJ Wingfield, B Slippers Diversity in the Sirex-Amylostereum-Deladenus complex: understanding pest invasion and guiding management through biological control - XO Mlonyeni, BD Wingfield, JM Greeff, MJ Wingfield, B Slippers Molecular and chemical ecology are important for the management of emerging pests in plantation forestry - B Slippers, BP Hurley, J Allison, MJ Wingfield Speed Talks: Management of insect pests in planted forests: Challenges of developing economies - BP Hurley, B Slippers, S Sathyapala, MJ Wingfield Optimization of pheromone traps for Coryphodema tristis (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) - M Bouwer, J Allison, B Slippers Posters: Sirex noctilio host susceptibility and utilisation patterns - L Eksteen, J Garnas, BP Hurley A survey of entomopathogenic Beauveria spp. Evidence for convergent evolution of ambrosia fungi in the Ophiostomatales (Ascomycota) - M Erasmus, TA Duong, MJ Wingfield, ZW de Beer Novel fungal symbionts of Dendroctonus valens (Curculionidae, Scolytinae) - S Marincowtiz, SJ Taerum, TA Duong, MJ Wingfield, ZW de Beer Fungal associates of conifer-infesting bark beetles and their phoretic mites from Yunnan province, China - R Chang, TA Duong, SA Taerum, MJ Wingfield, ZW de Beer Identification and evolutionary relationships of genes linked to colour vision in Sirex noctilio - Q Guignard, B Slippers, J Allison Distribution and thermal thresholds of Gonipterus species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Australia - M Schroder, H Nahrung, S Lawson, B Slippers, MJ Wingfield, BP Hurley

2017-07-21

FABI welcomes IFSS delegates

Delegates participating in the International Forestry Students Symposium (IFSS) 2017 visited FABI on Sunday 16 July.

2017-07-20

FABI hosts IFSS 2017 closing ceremony

The 45th International Forestry Students Symposium (IFSS) held its closing ceremony at the University of Pretoria (UP) on 16 July. FABI Director, Prof. The IFSS closing ceremony was attended by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele, University of Pretoria Vice-Principal Prof. Incoming IFSA President Salina Abraham spoke passionately of the role of the youth and particularly IFSA members in the future of forestry in her welcome speech. Addressing the delegates and invited guests, Gen. Gen.  

2017-07-19

Lots of wild and outrageous science at SPOOF 2017!

On 7 July, the University of Pretoria’s Rautenbach Hall was transformed into “Piney Town”, a small town in the Wild West, for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Presentation of Outrageous Findings (SPOOF). Scientists presented their findings of varying degrees of outrageousness at this year’s SPOOF meeting. In the "eyes" of the audience, two presentations stood out as most exceptional. The Best Dressed Female award went to Josephine Queffelec who came dressed as a Native American totem pole. For the second year running, Quentin Guignard took home the Best Dressed Male award for his costume as one of the villainous Sirex Brothers terrorising the trees of Piney Town.

2017-07-13

FABIans celebrate the sixth prestige seminar of 2017

FABI congratulates Aquillah Kanzi who successfully defended his PhD thesis at his oral examination on 11 July, a day after presenting his prestige seminar. The aim of his study was to provide insight regarding the mating systems and evolution of Chrysoporthe species, which are economically important fungal pathogens that cause canker diseases on Eucalyptus species and indigenous tree species such as Syzygium. Whole genome sequences of Chrysoporthe austroafricana, C. Dr.

2017-07-12

FABI’s members shine in Chess Championship 2017

FABI MSc student Thapelo Maboko showed that he is not just and aspiring scientist but also a skilled chess player. The USSA Chess tournament was attended by 198 men and a 99 ladies from 23 institutions from across South Africa with the TuksChess team comprising 10 men and six  women. Godfrey also points out that a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories during an intense chess game.

2017-07-11

FABI flag flies high at SASSB congress

Several FABI staff members and students participated in the recent SASSB conference in Pretoria.

2017-07-08

FABI engages youth from Philippi in research at Cape Point

The FABI and DST-NRF Centre for Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) sponsored project, Cape Citizen Science, has partnered with the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) to engage youth from two schools in Philippi, Cape Town.

2017-06-30

UP researchers on top of the world over fungi research

Read this feature article on the Research Matters webpage of the University of Pretoria.

2017-06-28

Passing of Martha Mahlangu

It was with great sadness that the staff of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) learned of the sudden and unexpected death of our receptionist and long-time FABI team member Martha Thandi Mahlangu on 26 June. Martha will be remembered by FABIans for her friendly smile and sense of humour - always laughing and enjoying a good joke.

2017-06-27

FABI Director receives Leadership Award

FABI Director, Prof. Mike Wingfield received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from his alma mater, the University of Minnesota where he completed a PhD in plant pathology in 1983.

2017-06-23

FABI PhD student flies the UP and country flag high

FABI PhD student, Osmond Mlonyeni, recently attended the 2nd Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore.

2017-06-21

IUFRO Forest Landscape Restoration Workshop In Puerto Rico

During the week of 5 May, FABI Director Prof. Mike Wingfield, in his capacity as IUFRO President, represented the Union at an international workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Puerto Rico.

2017-06-20

Fabian attends launch of Kenya-South Africa research projects

Prof. Dave Berger of the Molecular Plant Pathogen Interactions research group in FABI attended a workshop in Nairobi to launch the new set of joint bilateral Kenya-South Africa research projects.

2017-06-19

Cooking up Plant Pathology

Three FABIans are enjoying research visits in the USA at Penn State University in the Department of Plant Pathology and Applied Microbiology, Kay Bophela, Andi Wilson and Prof. Brenda Wingfield.

2017-06-18

Australian plant pathologist visits FABI

On 5 and 6 June Prof. The aim of this week’s visit was to spent time with Dr Gerda Fourie in order to discuss future collaboration with the Macadamia Protection Programme that was launched earlier this year.

2017-06-13

FABI partners with Akanani to deliver winter woollies to communities in need

FABIans collected warm winter clothes, linen and 135 blankets during the 2017 Annual Blanket Drive, which kicked off in March. Akanani provides not only food and toiletries to homeless children, women and men in Tshwane, but also referrals to health and legal services. Staff, students and visitors to FABI contribute to the campaign for blankets and winter woollies every year.

2017-06-09

Research Visit to Penn State University, Home of the Nittany Lions

FABI PhD student Andi Wilson relates her experiences while on a two month research visit to Department of Plant Pathology at Pennsylvania State University.

2017-06-09

Learning to speak American and other tales

Prof. Brenda Wingfield gives us an insight of campus life while on sabbatical at Pennsylvania State University.

2017-06-08

FABIans elected to provincial branch of the SAIF

Two FABIans were re-elected to the executive committee of the Gauteng branch of the Southern African Institute of Forestry (SAIF). The SAIF is a professional association of forestry-related experts geared towards delivering a professional service to forestry. Four FABIans were among six presenters at the meeting who rose to the challenge of PechaKucha style talks on forestry matters. George Dowse of Hans Merensky’s presentation was titled Breeding Eucalyptus sawtimber, Kassahun Maru of UP discussed “The importance of agroforestry in Ethiopia”, Izette Greyling presented “Field extension: Linking industry to world class research”, Darryl Herron presented “Plant clinics in the Anthropocene”, Tayo Adenigba’s presented her talk “Can we use mating factors to manage pitch canker?

2017-06-06

Rhizobium researchers visit FABI

Two leading Rhizobium researchers, Dr Sofie de Meyer form the Centre for Rhizobium Studies at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and Dr Euan James from the James Hatton Institute in Scotland presented a special seminar at FABI as part of their visit to the Institute. Dr de Meyer explained how researchers at the Centre for Rhizobium Studies is focused on finding new legumes better adapted to future climatic conditions in Australia. Dr James spoke of his research work on the diversity of Beta-rhizobia on Mimosa species in South America with the principle questions i) who are these symbionts, ii) what is their origin and iii) are they associated with specific legume hosts?

2017-06-02

Colleagues say farewell to Zandile Mngadi

FABIans got together on 30 May to bid farewell and to wish Zandile Mngadi well on her last day at the Institute.

2017-06-02

CTHB Outreach Team participates in Career Guidance Week in Mpumalanga

During the first week of May an Outreach Team of the CTHB participated in the annual Career Guidance Week hosted by the Mondi Science, Career Guidance and FET Skills Centre in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga.

2017-05-31

TUKS showcases international tree health research at the annual TPCP symposium

The Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) in FABI hosted its 28th annual symposium on 16 and 17 May at the University of Pretoria.

2017-05-29

Research on indigenous tree health highlighted at the 2017 annual meeting of the CTHB

Indigenous tree health was brought under the spotlight at the annual meeting of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology at FABI on 15 May.

2017-05-28

FABIans celebrate Velushka Swart’s prestige seminar

Congratulations to Velushka Swart on the successful defence of her PhD degree on 18 May! Her project was supervised by Prof. Velushka’s research sought to understand the role of cercosporin, a phytotoxin that was thought to be essential for pathogenicity in Cercospora species that are pathogens on different hosts.

2017-05-19

FABI puts UP on the Mycological World Map

The University of Pretoria ranks second in the world in Mycology based on the research output of FABI over the past ten years.

2017-05-13

FABIans celebrate James Mehl’s PhD prestige seminar

James Mehl is the fourth doctoral candidate in FABI to complete a PhD degree in 2017.

2017-05-12

More accolades for FABI researchers at UP’s 2017 Academic Achievers’ Award

Seven researchers affiliated with FABI were among those honoured at the University of Pretoria’s annual Academic Achievers’ Awards ceremony on 9 May.

2017-05-12

Undergraduate students visit FABI Biocontrol Centre

As part of their course in Crop Protection, second and third year students from the University of Pretoria visited the FABI Biocontrol Centre. The stops were: 1. 2. 3. 4.   The practical was organised by Dr Michelle Schröder, with assistance from Ms Samantha Bush, Ms Zandile Mngadi, Mr Osmond Mlonyeni, Mr Joseph Khadile and Dr Brett Hurley.

2017-05-10

FABIans host farewell braai for Drs Stuart Fraser and Birhan Abate

2017-05-09

Autumn graduation honours for FABI

2017-05-05

FABI PhD student wins Whitehead Scientific Award

2017-05-04

FABIans break a record at 2017 TPCP-CTHB tree planting

2017-04-26

FABI hosts expert on insect genomes

2017-04-24

Spreading the news about Fall Armyworm to small-holder maize farmers

2017-04-21

An egg-cellent Easter Tea party to beat all others!

2017-04-20

Exciting the next generation about the future of agriculture

2017-04-20

FABI scores a second publication century in 2016

2017-04-17

FMG tree planting day

2017-03-31

FABIans attend international Phytophthora meeting

2017-03-29

FABIans celebrate the third PhD prestige seminar of the year!

2017-03-24

FABI Director meets Minister of Forestry in Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and sees ash die-back

2017-03-17

FABI Postdoctoral Fellow hunting biocontrol agents Down Under

2017-03-14

FABIans participate in a spruce-bark beetle workshop

2017-03-10

CTHB mentorship students welcomed to FABI

2017-03-08

FABI academics participate in landmark international Practical Synthetic Biology workshop

2017-03-03

FABI launches its Annual Blanket Drive for winter 2017

2017-03-02

Growing collaborations between FABI and Japanese Forest and Forest Products Research Institute

2017-02-25

Macadamia Protection Programme launched at FABI

2017-02-24

French collaborator visits FABI

2017-02-19

FABIan participates in camp for Zoology Honours students

2017-02-17

FABI hosts the second PhD prestige seminar in 2017

2017-02-10

TPCP/CTHB team members outline strategy for 2017

2017-02-09

TPCP celebrates students’ first publications

2017-02-09

World leading mycologist from Patagonia visits FABI

2017-02-03

Four students bag cash prizes for original poster designs

2017-02-02

Prof. Mary Barbercheck presents a special seminar at FABI

2017-01-30

First FABI PhD awarded for 2017!

2017-01-27

FABIans gear up for 2017 at the first MMM and welcome breakfast

2017-01-26

The 28th Annual TPCP Symposium draws near!! Save the dates (15-17 May 2017)

2017-01-25

Fabian receives Mathre Education Endowment Award from the American Phytopathological Society

2017-01-24

New FABI paper in PNAS sets the publication bar high for 2017

2017-01-23

Renovated Tooke memorial unveiled

2017-01-20

Two FABIans win major awards at SASPP

2017-01-18

FABI at the SASPP: Day 2

2017-01-17

21 FABI students and postdocs take part in speed poster presentations at SASPP congress

2017-01-17

Strong FABI delegation attends Southern African Society of Plant Pathology (SASPP) Congress

2017-01-16

FABI scientists crowd funding to engage youth in their research

2017-01-16

Skills development for FABIans attending the Arthropod Bio-Curation Course

2017-01-12

FABIans shine at the Genomics Research Institute Symposium

2017-01-12

Exploring fungal biodiversity in eastern Australia

2016-12-02

Mycological musing at the Melbourne Botanical Garden

2016-12-02

Students in the CTHB take part in the annual CTHB Roadshow

2016-11-25

FABIans celebrate excellence at 2016 year-end function

2016-11-23

Eston Mutitu presents his PhD prestige seminar

2016-11-18

FABI presents Advanced Phylogenetics Workshop

2016-11-18

Sirex research in South Africa and Japan in the spotlight at a FABI mini-symposium

2016-11-18

FABI researcher participates in National Geographic-Wild bird Trust project in Angola

2016-11-17

UK Forest Pathologists attend FABI Workshop

2016-11-11

Curator of New York Botanical Garden visits FABI

2016-11-10

FABIans celebrate PhD degree with Mesfin Gossa and his family

2016-11-03

Pretoria_UP synthetic biology team wins silver medal at prestigious international competition

2016-11-02

Fabians participate in the 2016 DuPont Plant Sciences Symposium

2016-11-01

Stanford Kwenda completes his PhD degree

2016-10-28

Major FABI presence at IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016

2016-10-27

FABI Director opens IUFRO Director’s Forum

2016-10-26

Welcome to the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016

2016-10-26

IUFRO President opens Forest Science Forum

2016-10-24

Mike Wingfield presides over signing of IUFRO MoU in Beijing

2016-10-24

IUFRO Board Meeting in Beijing

2016-10-21

Attending an international congress: perspectives from a FABI postdoc

2016-10-17

Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology visits FABI

2016-10-14

FABIans visit the Great Lakes Forestry Centre

2016-10-14

FABIan engages communities at two fynbos festivals in the Western Cape

2016-10-12

FABIans attend International Entomological Congress (ICE) in Orlando, USA

2016-10-07

FABI restores biocontrol monument

2016-10-06

FABI hosts International Forestry Students Symposium planning meeting

2016-10-06

FABI researchers elected to the executive of the South African Genetics Society

2016-10-04

China Eucalyptus Research Centre leader visits FABI

2016-09-30

Bioinformatician from Denmark presents a three-day comparative genomics workshop at FABI 

2016-09-16

FABI and Pretoria_UP iGEM team present at ACGT Synthetic Biology Symposium

2016-09-15

ACGT, FMG and Pretoria_UP iGEM team organize first UP plant synthetic biology workshop

2016-09-15

Renowned plant pathologist presents a special visual seminar at FABI

2016-09-14

FABI’s Fruit Tree Biotechnology Programme hosts annual Hans Merensky Foundation Student Presentation seminars

2016-09-10

FABI members attend the twelfth Regional Plant Biotechnology Forum

2016-09-09

FABIans have fun in the sun at UP Spring Day

2016-09-08

Spring colours the UP campus

2016-09-03

Six FABIans Graduate

2016-09-02

Trees reveal solar eclipse

2016-09-02

FABIans attend the 2016 Macadamia Growers' Research Symposium

2016-09-02

FABI students join #ScienceIsGlobal Twitter campaign

2016-09-01

FABIans celebrate warmer and brighter days to come at the annual Spring Day Tea

2016-09-01

Centre of Excellence Directors meet in Durban

2016-08-29

IUFRO President meets with international forestry students

2016-08-29

FABIans co-author a paper in Nature Plants

2016-08-26

FABIans visit the Biocontrol Facility

2016-08-25

Science Olympiads battle it out at FAME Club seminars

2016-08-19

Dr. ShuaiFei Chen awarded funding by the Chinese National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars

2016-08-18

FABIans judge at the 2016 Northern Gauteng Senior Science Fair

2016-08-18

Science trumps magic at 2016 National Science Week!

2016-08-16

FABI celebrates sixth PhD in 2016

2016-08-12

Colombian Ambassador attends FABI Prestige Seminar

2016-08-12

Special Seminar by Prof Tsopelas

2016-08-12

FABIan spends two months at VIB in Belgium on research visit

2016-08-11

Robert Bosch Stiftung funds the attendance of two FABIans at ESOF16

2016-08-11

FMG hosts an R statistics workshop

2016-08-05

Fabians attend the European Plant Biology Congress 2016 in Prague

2016-08-04

FABI scientists participate in IUFRO task force workshop on forest biological invasions

2016-07-30

Fabians attended the IS-MPMI XVII Congress in Portland

2016-07-29

The CTHB Tree Disease Treasure Hunt

2016-07-28

New bacterium discovered by FABI research team named after Kirstenbosch 

2016-07-23

FABI scientist presents at IBWS in France

2016-07-20

Visiting US student sparks debate on ethics of GMO research

2016-07-14

Superheroes (and murderous plants) come to life at SPOOF 2016!

2016-07-13

Grade 12 learner job shadows at FABI

2016-07-08

Future “plant doctors” represent the CTHB in UP with Science Winter Week

2016-07-06

Prof Dave Berger the latest FABI researcher to receive a prestigious NSTF award

2016-07-01

Mycology workshop in FABI a great success

2016-06-25

FABIans donate blankets and winter woollies to the homeless of Tshwane

2016-06-21

TPCP publication celebration

2016-06-15

FABI Researcher instrumental in wining the fight against grapevine leafroll disease

2016-06-15

USA and CTHB Fusarium researchers visit the University of Venda

2016-06-10

FABI celebrates Sarai Olivier-Espejel’s successful completion of her PhD degree

2016-06-09

Fusarium expert from Pennsylvania State University presents a special seminar

2016-06-09

Dr Peter Thrall delivers a special seminar at FABI

2016-06-08

Brenda Wingfield receives the Harry Oppenheimer Memorial Fellowship award

2016-06-03

Fusarium Workshop drums up a storm

2016-06-03

Fusarium Laboratory Workshop hosted by FABI

2016-06-01

Prof. Mike Wingfield receives a prestigious award for leadership by an US University

2016-05-30

FABI hosts Take a Girl Child to Work students

2016-05-30

Sappi delegation visits FABI

2016-05-27

FABIans provide guidance to learners at Junior Tukkie/PMA Agri-Food Career Fair

2016-05-24

Visiting collaborators present special seminars on Chinese tree health

2016-05-23

FABI hosts Phylogenetics workshop

2016-05-20

Riding the storm: Insights to global tree health issues the focus of the 27th Annual TPCP Symposium

2016-05-18

TPCP-CTHB Annual Meeting kicks off with symposium on indigenous tree health

2016-05-17

FABI celebrates fourth prestige seminar of 2016

2016-05-14

Prof. Everett Hansen visits FABI

2016-05-13

Seminar by visiting PhD student shines the spotlight on public perceptions about genetically engineered trees

2016-05-12

Ceratocystis genome jamboree

2016-05-12

Argentinian tree growers visit FABI

2016-05-06

Africa Science Leadership Programme: second round of success

2016-05-05

Second FABI tea hosted by the 2016 Social Club brightens a cold autumn morning

2016-05-05

FABIans gear up for the annual FABI Blanket Drive

2016-04-29

Meetings in Vienna promote forestry research and education

2016-04-28

The sod turned for Future Africa

2016-04-28

IMA Board meeting in Utrecht, The Netherlands

2016-04-27

FABI PhD graduate delivers a special seminar on his work at prestigious American institute

2016-04-27

Exploring the Northern woods

2016-04-26

FABIans participate in symposium on Fungi and Global Challenges in Amsterdam

2016-04-23

A major new global research initiative established

2016-04-22

FABI Shines at Autumn Graduation

2016-04-22

FABI Director attends IUFRO Management Committee meeting

2016-04-21

Real scientists in FABI start young

2016-04-18

Canadian Professor presents special seminar at FABI

2016-04-14

FISNA meeting hosted by FABI

2016-04-13

FABI excellence celebrated at UP’s Academic Achiever’s Awards function

2016-04-08

The 2016 Social Club hosts its first FABI monthly tea 

2016-04-07

A Special Issue on Biological Invasions of Insects includes seven FABI papers

2016-04-02

Building capacity in Africa: FABI hosts a workshop on the Biological Control of Eucalyptus Insect Pests

2016-04-01

NFC Delegation Visits FABI

2016-03-31

Fabians attend Farmers Day in KwaZulu-Natal

2016-03-20

FABI Professor chairs committee to make UP lecture halls Wi-Fi zones

2016-03-16

FABI Professor joins International Network for Government Science Advice workshop

2016-03-11

CTHB Mentorship programme kicks off for eleventh year

2016-03-09

FABIans urged to bring cheer and warmth this winter by contributing to the FABI Blanket Drive

2016-03-08

FABI lecturer’s dedication to his students’ education makes the news 

2016-03-04

Connecting the dots at FABI

2016-03-02

FABIan joins NRF-DST delegation to Oman

2016-02-28

Third PhD prestige seminar for FABI in 2016

2016-02-26

FABIan leads plant disease workshop at Kirstenbosch

2016-02-25

FABI supports Operation Hydrate

2016-02-18

Prof. Slippers leads postgraduate research seminar for students and supervisors

2016-02-17

FABI says farewell to Marlene Harney

2016-02-13

2016 International Fusarium laboratory workshop to be hosted by FABI

2016-02-12

The second successful FABI PhD defence for 2016

2016-02-10

The 27th Annual TPCP-CTHB Symposium Draws near!

2016-02-05

Sixth annual ACGT Proteomics workshop

2016-02-04

FABI celebrates first prestige seminar of 2016

2016-01-29

FABI embarks on a water collection drive in response to drought

2016-01-28

Michael seminar

2016-01-26

FABIans inspired at first Monday Morning Meeting of 2016

2016-01-26

FABIans attend SASM Conference

2016-01-25

FABI publishes a record number of papers in 2015!

2016-01-25

TPCP/CTHB team at FABI strategises for 2017

2016-01-25

FABIans help to clean up the campus

2016-01-21

FABI Professor appointed as the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) South African ambassador

2016-01-18

FABIans attend joint SAAB and SASSB Conference

2016-01-18

CTHB roadshow showcases student research projects from UFS and Univen

2015-12-14

Visiting collaborator delivers talk on Sirex invasions

2015-12-09

FArewell

2015-12-07

FABIans participate in the 36th New Phytologist Symposium

2015-12-07

FABIans plant thousands of Eucalyptus cuttings

2015-12-04

FABIan attends EMBO Conference in Spain

2015-12-02

FMG hosts its fourth annual research symposium at UP

2015-12-01

Canadian Forest Service scientists helps grow capacity in chemical ecology at FABI

2015-11-29

Macadamia growers visit FABI

2015-11-25

CTHB marks a decade of mentorship programmes

2015-11-25

FABIan engages homeschool students in research project

2015-11-25

FABIans visit Shizouka University, Japan

2015-11-24

Two more biocontrol agents arrive at the FABI biocontrol centre

2015-11-23

FABI celebrates 18th anniversary at the Annual Year-End Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

2015-11-20

22nd Advanced Phylogenetics Workshop in FABI

2015-11-19

FMG researchers represent FABI and UP at 11th International Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB) meeting and visit FuturaGene, Brazil

2015-11-18

Canadian fungal molecular biologist presents special seminar at FABI

2015-11-17

Two PhD prestige seminar celebrations at FABI

2015-11-13

FABI delegation attends international tree invasion workshop

2015-11-12

Construction of a new semi-quarantine tunnel starts at the FABI Biocontrol Centre

2015-11-07

Plant pathologist from Washington State University presents a special seminar at FABI

2015-11-06

FABI celebrates ninth PhD degree pass for 2015

2015-11-05

FABI represented at the IUFRO Root and Butt Rot of Forest Trees Conference in Turkey

2015-11-04

FABIans ‘floored’ at the first FAME Club seminars

2015-10-30

FABIan attends Sainsbury Lab Summer School

2015-10-29

FABI tree health team visits colleagues at the China Eucalyptus Research Centre (CERC)

2015-10-28

Memorandum of Understanding established between FABI and CERC

2015-10-28

TPCP team members attend IUFRO Eucalypt Conference in China

2015-10-27

FABI’s Fruit Tree Biotechnology Programme hosts Merensky Foundation

2015-10-27

GM food safety and allergies under the spotlight at seminar in FABI

2015-10-26

FABI student excels at thesis competition

2015-10-20

Researchers from Mexico’s Institute of Ecology present joint special seminar at FABI

2015-10-14

FABIans sizzle at SciBraai Data Quest

2015-10-12

Six FABIans participate in the 20th Australasian Plant Pathology Society conference

2015-10-12

FABI collaborates with researchers of Natural Resources Canada

2015-10-08

Extraordinary Professor Ian Toth deliveres two lectures at FABI

2015-10-05

Plant science experts gather at UP for 2nd Annual DuPont Plant Breeding Symposium Africa

2015-10-02

Forest Molecular Genetics (FMG) student team participates in international synthetic biology competition

2015-09-30

FABI takes to the courts

2015-09-28

Heritage Month celebrations at UP honour South Africa’s Champion trees

2015-09-23

FABI student conducts outreach at Arbor Week Expo

2015-09-22

South African forestry industry on show at WFC2015

2015-09-17

Scientists need skills to bridge the divide between science and practice

2015-09-16

IUFRO assembles African forestry research leaders at WFC2015

2015-09-15

A Conversation about tree loss, the value of plantations and forest health

2015-09-12

Two FABIans attend the International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC) in Germany

2015-09-10

Youth Features Prominently at the WFC2015

2015-09-09

FABI Presents a World Café Session on Forest Health at the World Forestry Congress in Durban

2015-09-08

IUFRO President Opens IFSA Workshop

2015-09-07

FABIans make an impact at ICFR symposium

2015-09-04

Nine FABIans graduate at Spring Graduation Ceremony 2015

2015-09-03

FABIan awarded one of four SARChI chairs to be hosted at UP

2015-09-02

FABIAns present research at Workshop on Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions in France

2015-09-01

Goodbye winter, welcome spring!

2015-09-01

Invasion Biologist Visits FABI

2015-08-31

Nature Publishing Group visits UP to explore exciting opportunities for promoting science in Africa

2015-08-28

Celebrating Science success

2015-08-26

UP with Science introduces school children to hidden world of plant disease

2015-08-25

New report of a serious fungal pathogen on Eucalyptus in SA

2015-08-25

International seed pathologist visits FABI

2015-08-24

FABI paper on forest health published in Science

2015-08-21

FABIans act as judges at Northern Gauteng Senior Expo for Young Scientists

2015-08-20

TPCP researchers release biocontrol agent for the red gum lerp psyllid

2015-08-20

FABI celebrates 7th prestige seminar for 2015

2015-08-20

FABI participates in the South African Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan

2015-08-19

FABIAns attend 48th Congress of the Brazilian Phytopathology Society

2015-08-17

FABI academics hit the airwaves

2015-08-15

Two FABIans attend phytopathology congress in the USA

2015-08-13

FABIans participate in the National Science Week

2015-08-11

Two new Extraordinary Lecturers appointed at FABI-UP

2015-08-10

Postdoc available on macroecology of fungal diversity 

2015-08-07

IUFRO President joins forestry students for the 2015 IFSA International Symposium in Manila

2015-08-06

FABI Postdoc attends Botany 2015 meeting in USA

2015-08-05

SAIF acknowledges members’ contributions to forestry at AGM in FABI

2015-08-03

FABI joins 110th anniversary of the SA National Collection of Fungi

2015-07-29

FMG hosts high level delegation

2015-07-28

FABIans present at plant pathology congress in Mexico

2015-07-27

Celebrating the outrageous at SPOOF 2015

2015-07-27

FABI students help organise the 2015 DuPont Plant Breeding Symposium

2015-07-24

2015 poster on South African forestry pests and diseases released

2015-07-21

FABIan making the news

2015-07-21

Extraordinary Professor from Australia visits FABI

2015-07-16

FABI student attends the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany

2015-07-16

Grade 9 learners doing work shadowing at FABI

2015-07-15

FABIan presented with a prestigious award

2015-07-10

FABI Graduate presents a seminar on heliotropism

2015-07-09

UP with Science participants in the CTHB present a research project

2015-07-06

Sixth FABI PhD Celebration for 2015

2015-07-01

Plant pathologist from the University of Copenhagen delivers a lecture at FABI

2015-06-30

FABIans Attend the 16th Annual Fusarium Laboratory Workshop in Kansas

2015-06-29

Special Seminar by French Plant Bacteriologist

2015-06-25

Fifth FABI PhD Graduate for 2015

2015-06-24

A FABIan becomes an Africa Science Leadership Programme Fellow

2015-06-22

Chinese Science and Technology Counsellor visits FABI

2015-06-19

FABI welcomes DTI delegation

2015-06-18

Three FABIans attend the FEMS Microbiology congress in the Netherlands

2015-06-16

FABI contributes 278 blankets to TuksFM Woolly Winter campaign

2015-06-12

FABI Hosts Leading Evolutionary Biologist

2015-06-10

FABIans participate in the Agri-Food Career Fair & UP Open Day

2015-06-03

International guests of the TPCP visit local forestry companies and research institutions

2015-05-27

Two FABI finalists in the 2014/15 NSTF–BHP BILLITON Awards

2015-05-22

The TPCP and CTHB Annual Meetings: highlights of Day 3

2015-05-21

The TPCP and CTHB Annual Meetings: highlights of Day 2

2015-05-20

Annual Symposia of the DST/NRF CTHB and the TPCP

2015-05-18

Double PhD Celebration at FABI

2015-05-15

FABI professor honoured by the seed industry  

2015-05-14

FABI researchers unravel Eucalyptus genomics and biology

2015-05-12

FABI director attends UNFF11 in New York

2015-05-11

Megan McCaghey from UC Davis joins the maize pathology group at FABI

2015-05-11

FABI director speaks on global tree health

2015-05-08

Charting the mycology path towards IMC Puerto Rico 2018

2015-05-06

Another successful round of pine screening completed

2015-05-02

Sappi foresters visit FABI

2015-05-01

Five MSc (Biotechnology) graduates from the MPPI and CFPRG groups

2015-04-29

39 FABI students graduate at the UP Autumn Graduation Ceremony

2015-04-28

FABI academics shine at the 2015 UP Academic Achievers Awards

2015-04-24

FABIans attend the 11th Regional Plant Biotechnology Forum

2015-04-23

Sirex research features in Mail & Guardian

2015-04-20

FABIans at the IUFRO Board Meeting and Bio-Economy symposium in Vienna

2015-04-19

FABI professor gives plenary lecture at conference in the UK

2015-04-14

A busy year for the CMW Culture Collection

2015-04-11

First publications of FABI students in ISI-rated journals celebrated

2015-04-02

High school students visit FABI

2015-04-01

Many hands make light work

2015-03-30

Africa Science Leadership Program (ASLP) launched at the University of Pretoria

2015-03-29

American student to start a citizen science research project at FABI

2015-03-27

TPCP/CTHB Diagnostic Clinic heads to Limpopo and Mpumalanga for a week of in-field training

2015-03-25

The 2015 CTHB mentorship program kicks off with a meet-and-greet

2015-03-24

Launch of FABI’s annual Blanket Drive 

2015-03-19

Two Centres of Excellence join forces in research on La Reunion Island

2015-03-11

FABI PhD student to attend the 2015 Lindau meeting

2015-03-07

Tim Noakes Lectures at TUKS

2015-03-06

First PhD graduate from the Fruit Tree Biotechnology Programme

2015-03-05

Double Distinctions for two FABI MSc students

2015-02-28

Myrtle rust pathogen, Puccinia psidii, spreading in South Africa

2015-02-27

Encouraging Results in FABI/TPCP Biocontrol Programme

2015-02-21

FABI Launches Partnership with CBS

2015-02-20

Top science journalist visits FABI

2015-02-13

Population Genetics Guest Lecture

2015-02-06

FABI Fun at the TPCP/CTHB Team Building Event

2015-02-04

The first FABI PhD graduate of 2015

2015-02-03

Prof. Brenda Wingfield receives the Christiaan Hendrik Persoon medal

2015-01-27

FABIans make an impact at the SASPP congress

2015-01-26

International research team on termite ecology and evolution visits FABI

2015-01-24

York Timbers CEO Visits FABI

2015-01-16

AIDS research leaders visit FABI

2015-01-15

Soil Biology Expert from China visits FABI

2015-01-14

A Friend Falls in FABI

2015-01-14

Back to School with FABI

2015-01-13

FABI kickstarts 2015 with a breakfast!

2015-01-13

FABI student wins the 2015 Grace Waterhouse Fellowship for research in the UK

2014-12-11

FABI says farewell to Vivienne Clarence

2014-12-11

Eminent American bacteriologist visits FABI

2014-12-10

Sirex International Collaborative Project continues at Hogsback

2014-12-05

USA scientists visit FABI as part of Sirex collaborations

2014-12-04

FABIans present talks at ICFR Field Day

2014-11-28

A Focus on Insect Invasions

2014-11-27

Sílvia Maússe Sitoe completes her Masters Degree

2014-11-26

First Phylogenomics Workshop at FABI

2014-11-24

Sappi Executives visit FABI

2014-11-22

FMG Annual Research Meeting a great success

2014-11-20

FABI Celebrates its 17th Anniversary at a Gala Dinner and Annual Awards Ceremony

2014-11-18

Japanese Phytobacteriologists visit FABI

2014-11-17

10th Anniversary of the Centre of Excellence Programme

2014-11-14

CTHB director and deputy director visit Stellenbosch team members

2014-11-12

Forest entomologist from Czech Republic visits FABI

2014-11-11

CTHB celebrates 10 years of mentorship at FABI

2014-11-10

International collaboration on the Sirex project

2014-11-10

DuPont Plant Breeding Symposium a great success!

2014-11-09

Prof Brian Steffenson visits FABI

2014-11-08

FABIans revise Ceratocystis, a genus of important tree pathogens

2014-11-07

FABIans publish an important review on the Sirex woodwasp

2014-11-01

TPCP-CTHB students break the tree planting record again!

2014-10-24

Photographic competition won by FABI student

2014-10-20

FABIans organize Crop Genomics symposium at UP on 6 November 2014

2014-10-15

FABI student contributes to NextGEN VOICES in Science

2014-10-14

SASBi-SAGS 2014 at Kwalata Ranch

2014-10-13

FABI at IUFRO 2014 - 11 October

2014-10-11

PRESS RELEASE: IUFRO appoints Mike Wingfield as new President

2014-10-11

FABI at IUFRO 2014 - 10 October

2014-10-10

FABI at IUFRO 2014 - 9 October

2014-10-09

FABI at IUFRO 2014 - 8 October

2014-10-08

FABI at IUFRO 2014 - 7 October

2014-10-07

FABI at IUFRO 2014 - 6 October

2014-10-06

FABI at IUFRO 2014 - 5 October

2014-10-05

New pest of Eucalyptus detected in South Africa

2014-10-04

FTBP hosts a Hans Merensky Industry Day at FABI

2014-09-30

Shoots of a Forest Pathology Tree

2014-09-26

Celebrating one year in the Biocontrol efforts of the bronze bug

2014-09-20

MPPI and CFPRG host Cercospora transformation workshop

2014-09-18

FABI Leaders achieve a 'double A' at the 2014 NRF Awards Ceremony

2014-09-17

FABI-ICFR-Industry alliance publishes a special issue of Southern Forests

2014-09-14

Well-known evolutionary biologist from the USA visits FABI

2014-09-11

FABI collaborator passes away

2014-09-10

Seven PhD's and 13 MSc's awarded to FABIans at the Spring graduation ceremony

2014-09-05

Spring is in the air!

2014-09-01

FABIans do well in the 2014 NRF ratings

2014-08-30

Biotech Fundi award winners from FMG

2014-08-29

First FABI webinar a great success!

2014-08-22

Microscopy course for beginners in FABI

2014-08-20

Bringing research and technology to the emerging maize farmer community

2014-08-18

Researchers from RAIZ Forestry Research, Portugal, visit FABI

2014-08-14

Webinar on High-throughput SNP genotyping co-presented by FABI staff

2014-08-11

More news from IMC10

2014-08-10

FABIans making an impact at IMC10, Bangkok

2014-08-04

SPOOF 2014 - What a CIRCUS!!!

2014-08-01

Myrtle Rust Pathogen now also in Limpopo

2014-07-31

TPCP team members attend the Biennial Forest Science Symposium

2014-07-30

Genetics and Genomics expertise at UP tapped for Gates Foundation project on Cassava Brown Streak Disease

2014-07-29

Tondani Kone passes his MSc!

2014-07-28

Marike du Plessis passes her MSc cum laude!

2014-07-22

FABI welcomes Kabelo Nzima, our new Information Specialist

2014-07-21

Review published for book on mushrooms stamps

2014-07-20

Ariska van der Nest passes her MSc!

2014-07-17

FABI students participate in UP with Science

2014-07-16

Our NSTF award winner making headlines

2014-07-09

Eddy Onkendi's PhD chapter features as cover story for Plant Pathology

2014-07-09

Nanette Christie passes her PhD oral examination!

2014-07-07

Prof Brenda Wingfield wins NSTF award

2014-07-04

Mondi and FABI representatives strategize in the fight against forest pests and diseases

2014-07-02

FABI/CTHB delegation visits the University of Venda

2014-07-01

Steven Hussey flies through his PhD oral exam!

2014-06-30

FABI strengthens ties with China

2014-06-26

FABIans visit Futuragene in China

2014-06-25

Six FABIans attend the 13th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB) in China

2014-06-24

SAASTA officials visit FABI in bid to assist with science communication

2014-06-19

First FABI research paper in NATURE!

2014-06-11

Congratulations to Amy Wooding for completing her MSc Cum Laude!

2014-06-09

New book in honour of the late Prof Wally Marasas, Extraordinary Professor in FABI

2014-06-07

FABIans organize the 2014 SA Bioinformatics and Genetics Society Congress

2014-06-02

20th Advanced Phylogenetics Workshop held in FABI

2014-05-30

DISEASE ALERT: A new disease of black wattle in South Africa

2014-05-29

Arista Fourie passes her MSc Cum Laude!

2014-05-28

FABIans take part in the UP open day

2014-05-24

The CIRCUS is coming to FABI!

2014-05-23

Mkhululi Maphosa passes his MSc: congratulations!

2014-05-21

Divine Shyntum succesfully defends his PhD

2014-05-20

FABIans contribute more than 180 blankets to the TUKS FM Wooly Winter campaign 2013

2014-05-19

FABI says goodbye to our longtime information specialist, Marié Theron

2014-05-15

Bridging the ‘Innovation Chasm’ – Celebrating 25 years of the Tree Protection Cooperative Programme (TPCP)

2014-05-14

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: The Annual CTHB Research Meeting

2014-05-12

FABI leaders shine at the UP Academic Achievers Awards

2014-05-11

Surprise party for FABI director’s 60th birthday

2014-05-10

Bertha-Lucia Castro successfully defends her PhD thesis: Congratulations!

2014-05-09

Advanced Microscopy Course Held on 6 May 2014 for FABI Students

2014-05-06

FABI also welcomes the new Honours students in Microbiology

2014-04-24

“The Winter Heater” FABI Blanket Drive 2014

2014-04-24

FABI welcomes Genetics honours students of 2014

2014-04-23

Post Doctoral Fellowship opportunity in FABI for 2014-2016

2014-04-23

A successful Science Communication Workshop

2014-04-21

Registration now open for Advanced Phylogenetics Workshop

2014-04-17

Seven PhD's, six MSc's and many more degrees awarded to FABIans at the Autumn Graduation Ceremony

2014-04-11

Microsatellite Workshop held in FABI2

2014-04-10

Photo by FABI postdoc selected for exhibition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

2014-04-09

USDA Fellowship pushes forward research on grey leaf spot of maize

2014-04-07

Two Masters students hand in their theses

2014-04-04

FABI teamwork: almost 1500 genes annotated in 5 hours!

2014-04-03

Another FABI PhD dissertation successfully defended

2014-04-01

St Mary’s DSG visits FABI

2014-04-01

FABI students break a tree planting record!

2014-03-28

Undergraduate Students Exposed to Biocontrol Research at FABI

2014-03-26

New Eucalyptus pest

2014-03-07

Major International Forestry Award to FABI researcher

2014-02-04

Fungus threatens to wipe out city's Jacarandas

2014-01-10

Limited options to manage Myrtle rust in SA

2014-01-09

Breaking news: Biological control agent for Thaumastocoris peregrinus to be released in South Africa

2014-01-09

FABI 2011 - 2013 Biennial Report

2014-01-09

Pest alert: Red gum lerp psyllid

2013-09-01

Update on Glycaspis brimblecombei (red gum lerp psyllid)

2013-08-11

One year of releasing Selitrichodes neseri: biocontrol agent for Leptocybe invasa

2013-08-06

New IUFRO President

2013-06-14

Insect pests of Eucalyptus - Challenges and opportunities for their management

2012-11-01

Biological control agent for Leptocybe invasa released

2012-07-27

Notorious tree-killing fungus unravelled

2010-12-01

A world-class Biocontrol Centre for forest pests at FABI

2010-12-01

Fusarium circinatum: The first eukaryotic genome sequenced and annotated in Africa

2010-12-01

Pests threatening pine

2010-12-01

Forest Phytophthoras - a hidden threat to take a serious note of

2010-12-01

Tree Protection Cooperative Programme (TPCP) comes of age

2010-12-01

Dealing with new invasive pests of forestry trees: The Leptocybe gall wasp as an example

2010-12-01

In pursuit of passion: article on Prof. Bernard Slippers

2010-11-01

Two new fungal species named after UP and FABI

2010-02-25

Armillaria root rot: a new disease of cut-flower proteas in South Africa

2000-07-01

The great mushroom debate

1997-06-01

Van Riebeeck's curse' killing off historic oaks in Gardens

1997-06-01

Avenue's oaks threatened by killer disease

1996-01-01

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