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Prof Mike Wingfield

FABI
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Dr Irene Barnes

Genetics
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Dr Martin Coetzee

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Prof Teresa Coutinho

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Professor
Prof Wilhelm de Beer

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Associate Professor
Dr Brett Hurley

Zoology and Entomology
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Prof Jolanda Roux

Plant and Soil Sciences
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Prof Bernard Slippers

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Prof Emma Steenkamp

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Dr Albe van der Merwe

Genetics
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Prof Fanus Venter

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Dr Lieschen De Vos

Genetics
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Dr Tuan Duong

Genetics
Dr Almuth Hammerbacher

FABI
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Dr Fahimeh Jami

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Dr Wubetu Bihon

FABI
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Prof Treena Burgess

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Dr ShuaiFei Chen

FABI
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Prof Pedro Crous

FABI
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Prof Stefan Neser

Zoology and Entomology
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Dr Draginja Pavlic-Zupanc

FABI
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Ms Samantha Bush

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Ms Izette Greyling

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Dr Seonju Marincowitz

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Ms Smeetha Singh

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Ms Lydia Twala

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Ms Madelein van Heerden

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Dr Elsie Cruywagen

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Dr Gudrun Dittrich-Schroder

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Dr Gerda Fourie

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Dr Stuart Fraser

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Mr Mesfin Gossa

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Dr DongHyeon Lee

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Dr Alistair McTaggart

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Dr Esther Muema

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Dr Awelani Mutshembele

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Dr Kershney Naidoo

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Dr Trudy Paap

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Dr Bianca Reeksting

Genetics
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Dr Michelle Schroder

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Dr Louise Shuey

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Dr Siphathele Sibanda

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Dr Tania Weller-Stuart

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Dr Markus Wilken

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Dr Mingliang Yin

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Mr Birhan Abate

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Ms Omotayo Adenigba

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Mr Daniel Ali

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Mr Kwabena Baffoe

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Ms Chrizelle Beukes

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Ms Khumbuzile Bophela

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Mr Tanay Bose

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Ms Gabrielle Carstensen

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Ms Annie Chan

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Ms Angelique du Preez

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Ms Katrin Fitza

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Ms Arista Fourie

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Mr Felix Fru

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Mr Darryl Herron

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Mr Joey Hulbert

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Mr Zander Human

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Mr James Michel Tchotet Tchoumi

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Mr Aquillah Kanzi

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Mr Maythasith Konkarn

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Mr Run Lei Chang

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Mr Joseph Machua

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Mr Mkhululi Maphosa

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Ms Angelica Marsberg-De Villiers

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Mr James Mehl

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Mr Jan Nagel

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Mr Alexander Osorio

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Ms Marike Palmer

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Mr Quentin Santana

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Mr Mohammad Sayari

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Ms Melissa Simpson

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Mr Johan van der Linde

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Ms Andi Wilson

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Mr Johnathan Bredenkamp

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Ms Daniela Cares

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Mr Edohan Clasen

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Mr Donovin Coles

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Ms Esna du Plessis

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Mr Ludwig Eksteen

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Ms Miranda Erasmus

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Ms Caitlin Gevers

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Ms Ginna Granados

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Ms Bianca Jardim

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Ms Nelisiwe Khumalo

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Ms Teboho Letsoalo

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Ms Jacolene Lubbe

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Mr Thapelo Mokgale Maboko

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Ms Rofhiwa Nesamari

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Ms Kayla Noeth

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Ms Mashudu Nxumalo

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Mr Nam Pham

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Mr Mohd Redzuan Abdul Rauf

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Ms Emeldah Rikhotso

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Ms Kavani Sanasi

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Ms Karabo Sereme

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Ms Gina Shin

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Mr Sydney Sithole

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Ms Vimbai Siziba

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Ms Benedicta Swalarsk-Parry

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Ms Catherine Tatham

Genetics
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Mr Conrad Trollip

Genetics
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Human ZR, Crous CJ, Roets F, Venter SN, Wingfield MJ, de Beer ZW. (2017) Biodiversity and ecology of flower-associated actinomycetes in different flowering stages of Protea repens. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 10.1007/s10482-017-0942-3
Wingfield BD. (2017) The peer review system has flaws. But it’s still a barrier to bad science. The Conversation http://bit.ly/2holsgS
McTaggart AR, Beasley DR, Wingfield MJ, Wood AR, Pretorius ZA, Drenth A, Shivas RG, Roux J. (2017) A dynamic, web-based resource to identify rust fungi (Pucciniales) in southern Africa. MycoKeys 26:77-83. 10.3897/mycokeys.26.14602
De Maayer P, Aliyu H, Vikram S, Blom J, Duffy B, Cowan DA, Smits THM, Venter SN, Coutinho TA. (2017) Phylogenomic, pan-genomic, pathogenomic and evolutionary genomic insights into the agronomically relevant enterobacteria Pantoea ananatis and Pantoea stewartii. Frontiers in Microbiology 8(1755) 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01755
Jami F, Wingfield MJ, Gryzenhout M, Slippers B. (2017) Diversity of tree-infecting Botryosphaeriales on native and non-native trees in South Africa and Namibia. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-017-0516-x