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Macadamia Protection Programme launched at FABI

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) and Southern African Macadamia Growers’ Association (SAMAC) have established a collaborative research partnership, the Macadamia Protection Programme (MaPP). South Africa is the second biggest macadamia nut producer in the world and the industry is regarded as the fastest growing tree-crop industry in the country. In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the macadamia industry, growers need to move towards alternative control and management strategies. The overall focus of the MaPP, under the leadership of Dr Gerda Fourie, will be to assist in the development of commercially viable biological control options, as well as alternative management strategies. The newly established Macadamia Protection Programme will also collaborate with existing research Groups within FABI including the Tree Protection Co-Operative Programme (TPCP), DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) and the Fruit Tree Biotechnology Programme (FTBP).

2017-02-24

French collaborator visits FABI

During the past week, Prof. David Sillam-Dussès from the University of Paris visited FABI to do some field work as part of a collaborative research project.

2017-02-19

FABIan participates in camp for Zoology Honours students

Quentin Guignard, a PhD student in FABI, attended a camp for new Honours students organised by the University of Pretoria’s Department of Zoology and Entomology at the Kwalata Lodge in the Dinokeng Reserve from 7-10 February.

2017-02-17

FABI hosts the second PhD prestige seminar in 2017

Jacqueline Meyer delivered her prestige seminar at FABI and successfully defended her PhD thesis on 8 February. The title of her presentation was: “RNA-Seq and metabolic profiling of resistant and susceptible sub-tropical maize lines reveals a role for kauralexins in resistance to grey leaf spot disease caused by Cercospora zeina”.

2017-02-10

TPCP/CTHB team members outline strategy for 2017

Members of the TPCP and CTHB at FABI gathered at the Uitspan Personnel Centre at the University of Pretoria’s LC de Villiers sports grounds for a day of discussions, feedback and sports on 3 February. The team was also introduced to Esna du Plessis, Ginna Granados, Rachel Mkandawire and Emeldah Rikhotso, who form part of the 2017 cohort of students working in the TPCP/CTHB Diagnostic Clinic.

2017-02-09

TPCP celebrates students’ first publications

A celebration was held at FABI on 6 February to mark the first publication in an ISI Rated Journal by five members of the TPCP research team.

2017-02-09

World leading mycologist from Patagonia visits FABI

Prof. Mario Rajchenberg of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council and the Research and Extension Center for Andean Patagonian Forests in Argentina visited FABI during the past two weeks.

2017-02-03

Four students bag cash prizes for original poster designs

Congratulations to four PhD students at FABI who submitted five winning posters in the CTHB Outreach Poster competition last year!

2017-02-02

Prof. Mary Barbercheck presents a special seminar at FABI

Prof. Mary Barbercheck from the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University presented a special seminar at FABI on 27 January. The occasion marked Prof. Barbercheck’s return visit to South Africa after more than 30 years as one of Birhan Abate’s PhD external examiners. She presented her seminar titled “Effects of soil characteristics and management of Metarhizium, a bifunctional fungus, in organic cropping systems”.

2017-01-30

First FABI PhD awarded for 2017!

Birhan Abate is the latest student at FABI to complete a PhD degree and the first to deliver a prestige seminar in 2017. He passed his PhD oral examination on 27 January, a day after presenting his prestige seminar. Professor Mike Wingfield presented him with a framed certificate of completion, an award accorded to FABIans who reach this milestone, and congratulated him for his “trailblazing” work.

2017-01-27

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

FABIans ushered in 2017 with a sumptuous breakfast and the annual group photo on 23 January. The day marked the first Monday Morning Meeting of the year and the resumption of research activities at FABI with staff and students returning from their annual year-end break.

2017-01-26

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

The annual meeting of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) and DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) is rapidly drawing closer. As has been the case in the past, the 28th annual meeting of the TPCP will focus on key issues relating to forest tree health in South Africa. We look forward to welcoming you in Pretoria and once again to use this opportunity to exchange ideas and to further the important goal of “KEEPING TREES HEALTHY”.

2017-01-25

Fabian receives Mathre Education Endowment Award from the American Phytopathological Society

FABI PhD candidate Joey Hulbert has been awarded the Mathre Education Endowment for 2017 to help cover costs of public engagement in Cape Citizen Science. More information about the award can be found here.

2017-01-24

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

One of the first FABI papers for 2017 was published online on January 17th in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) with an Impact Factor of 9.423. Three members of the Forest Molecular Genetics (FMG) Programme in FABI was involved in the work: Dr Eshchar Mizrachi was first author, with Prof. Zander Myburg the senior author, and Dr Nanette Christie a co-author together with a team of collaborators from Belgi

2017-01-23

Renovated Tooke memorial unveiled

An unusual but important granite monument has stood steadfastly under a grove of magnificent plane trees near the entrance to Cedara Agricultural College for almost 20 years. The renovated Tooke monument was unveiled at a small ceremony attended by three generations of the Tooke family, FABI researchers and guests from Government, the South African forestry industry and associations. Addressing the guests, Dr. In his speech, FABI Director, Prof. Prof. Dr Brett Hurley, a forest entomologist that leads the forest insect biological control programme at FABI shared stories taken from the doctoral thesis of Dr.

2017-01-20

Two FABIans win major awards at SASPP

On the last day of the SASPP a keynote lecture was presented by Prof. Dawn Arnold of the Sciences University of the West of England on "A persistent reservoir of a genomic island in Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola." Six talks were presented by FABIans, including Prof. Dave Berger, Dr Irene Barnes, Dr Almuth Hammerbacher, Dr Markus Wilken and students Rachel Mkandawire and Wilma Nel.

2017-01-18

FABI at the SASPP: Day 2

The second day of the 2017 congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) kicked off with the Ethyl M. Doidge Memorial Address delivered by Prof. Carolee Bull of Pennsylvania State University.

2017-01-17

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

The organizers of the 2017 congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) introduced a new way in which students can present their posters. As is typical for congresses, posters were displayed in a hall separate from the auditorium where oral presentations took place. However, this year the authors of posters were provided two sessions in the main hall where they were each given 2 minutes to introduce their poster without the assistance of powerpoint slides.

2017-01-17

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

The 2017 congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) took place last week at Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensberg. This year the meeting commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Society, and this was celebrated by five past presidents of the Society popping champagne on the first evening. Forty six FABIans, including 36 students, attended the congress.

2017-01-16

FABI scientists crowd funding to engage youth in their research

On Monday, 16 January, three FABI researchers, Prof. The title of the campaign is ‘Engage Kayamandi Youth in Cape Citizen Science with Vision Afrika’ and can be viewed here. Cape Citizen Science is an initiative to involve the public in research about the diversity and distribution of Phytophthora in the Cape floristic region. The researchers launched the crowd funding campaign to raise support for a partnership between FABI and Vision Afrika, a non-profit afterschool education program in Kayamandi.

2017-01-16

Skills development for FABIans attending the Arthropod Bio-Curation Course

Dr Robert Waterhouse from the University of Geneva presented a training course in arthropod genomics at Vodaworld in Midrand between 28 November and 1 December.

2017-01-12

FABIans shine at the Genomics Research Institute Symposium

FABI was well represented at the annual symposium of the Genomics Research Institute (GRI) held at the University of Pretoria on 18 November.

2017-01-12

Exploring fungal biodiversity in eastern Australia

The Director of FABI, Prof. Mike Wingfield, has spent the last week of November pursuing a long-term project to identify and compare pathogens of Myrtaceae and Proteaceae in Australia and South Africa.

2016-12-02

Mycological musing at the Melbourne Botanical Garden

On Friday 2nd December, Prof. Mike Wingfield (Director of FABI) and Prof. Pedro Crous (Director of the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures and adjunct Professor at the University of Pretoria) visited Dr. Tom May, mycologist at the Melbourne Botanical Garden.

2016-12-02

Students in the CTHB take part in the annual CTHB Roadshow

Students at Rhodes University (RU) and the University of Venda (UV) with projects funded by the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) presented progress on their research projects on 23 November at FABI. Deputy Director in the CTHB Prof Emma Steenkamp, Prof Nigel Barker of the School of Plant and Crop Sciences at the University of Pretoria, Dr Martin Coetzee of the Department of Genetics at UP as well as Prof Eastonce Gwata and Prof Ednah Kunjeku from the Department of Plant Production at UV, led the process. The presenters and their presentation titles are listed below: Prof Barker presented on behalf of PhD student at RU, Sivu Situngu, who could not attend: “Ecological associations between leaf domatia and mites”. MSc student at the School of Plant and Crop Sciences at UP, Conny Mothwa presented “A comparative phylogeography of selected native forest species” focusing on three indigenous tree species that grow in different regions in South Africa. PhD student at the UV Lovejoy Tembo discussed the different roles that factors as temperature and rainfall have on the prevalence of a smut disease in: “Incidence and severity of smut pathogen Coniodictyum chevalieri on Ziziphus mucronata species”. Elelwani Ramabulana of UV presented a PhD proposal titled: “Diversity of Botryosphaeriaceae on the Anarcadiaceae in Limpopo Province”. Dakalo Nemamilwe, MSc student at UV: “Preliminary characterisation of Rhizobial strains associated with indigenous wild legumes”.

2016-11-25

FABIans celebrate excellence at 2016 year-end function

FABIans looked back on the challenges they faced in 2016 and celebrated their achievements at the annual year-end function and awards ceremony on 19 November. Chairman of the board of the Hans Merensky Foundation and Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Prof. Congratulations to the following people on their awards from Prof Jolanda Roux in recognition of their contributions to FABI: FABIan of the Year: Arista Fourie Best FABI Student Publication: Angelica Marsberg-de Villiers Best FABI Post-Doc Publication: Dr Alistair McTaggart Best MSc: Andi Wilson FABI Award for Mentorship: James Mehl, Katrin Fitza, Esna du Plessis, Tanay Bose, Arista Fourie, Andi Wilson and FeiFei Liu Best FABI Student Personal Website: Joey Hulbert, Darryl Herron and Tanay Bose FABI Award “Getting the Message to the Public”: Darryl Herron, Joey Hulbert and Benedicta Swalarsk-Parry FABI Award Recognising Contributions by a Person External to the Institute: Dr Charlie Clark FABI Award Recognising Contributions by a Member of Staff of the University of Pretoria: Leanne van Zyl FABI Photographic Awards – FABIans at Work: Prof. FABI Photographic Awards – FABI Research: Ginna Granados BSc Honours students with projects linked to FABI and undergraduate students that participate in the FABI Mentorship programme also received certificates of appreciation. The Photo Gallery can be viewed by clicking here.

2016-11-23

Eston Mutitu presents his PhD prestige seminar

FABIans celebrated the milestone of Eston Mutitu completing his PhD degree with a prestige seminar on 18 November.

2016-11-18

FABI presents Advanced Phylogenetics Workshop

The 24th Advanced Phylogenetics Workshop took place at FABI from 7 - 11 November 2016. The workshop provided attendees with hands-on experience in the different software that is currently used to infer phylogenies.

2016-11-18

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

A mini-symposium on 15 November showcased the diversity of research on the woodwasp  Sirex noctilio conducted at FABI by postgraduate students and staff, as well as collaborators from Japan. Professor Bernard Slippers opened the meeting by giving an overview on the introduction of the Sirex woodwasp in South Africa and the research that emanated from it. Alisa Postma: Amylostereum-Deladenus-Sirex genomics: Opportunities arising from the genomes of a tripartite symbiotic system MSc student Bianca Jardim: Characterising sex determination genes of Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siridicae) PhD student Josephine Queffelec: Sirex noctilio: Influence of reproductive biology on invasive species PhD student Katrin Fitza: The diversity and specificity in the Deladenus-Sirex-Amylostereum complex PhD student Osmond Mlonyeni: Genotypic and phenotypic diversity in non-native populations of Sirex-Amylostereum-Deladenus Dr Marc Bouwer: Potential semiochemicals for Sirex noctilio and Ibalia leucospoides PhD student Quentin Guignard: Chemical and visual influences on insect behaviour: Opportunities to study applied biology of Sirex noctilio Dr Brett Hurley: Sirex-Deladenus-Environment interactions: Lessons from tens of thousands of dissection Prof. Prof.

2016-11-18

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

Prof. Jolanda Roux of the TPCP and CTHB research groups in FABI recently participated in a week long biodiversity study 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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