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Congratulations to four PhD students at FABI who submitted five winning posters in the CTHB Outreach Poster competition last year! Their creativity shone through in their submissions, which depicted concepts central to tree health and they were rewarded R1000 for their winning posters.

A call was made to students last year to design posters for the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology that simplified the science of tree health for learners at school, the general public and anyone else interested in science. The designs therefore had to be visually appealing and convey the subjects simply and without resorting to jargon. The posters could then be displayed at science and career fairs and CTHB Outreach events.

These four students designed the winning posters; Arista Fourie, Darryl Herron (with two winning posters), Joey Hulbert and Marike Palmer. Well done to you all!    

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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