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The 31st Annual Meeting of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP)

Venue: Future Africa, University of Pretoria

Date: 12nd - 13th May 2020

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SAPBA-Corteva Student Mini-Symposium 

Venue: Future Africa, University of Pretoria

Date: 10th March 2020

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The Annual Meeting of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB)

Venue: Future Africa, University of Pretoria

Date: 11th May 2020

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FameLab 19/20 Heat @ FABI

Venue: FABI, University of Pretoria

Date: 4th - 5th February 2020

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New Publications

Lynn KMT, Wingfield MJ, Durán A, Oliveira LSS, de Beer ZW, Barnes I. (2021) Novel Fusarium mutualists of two Euwallacea species infesting Acacia crassicarpa in Indonesia. Mycologia 10.1080/00275514.2021.1875708 PDF
Gwizdala M, Lebre PH, Maggs-Kölling G, Marais E, Cowan DA, Krüger TPJ. (2021) Sub-lithic photosynthesis in hot desert habitats. Environmental Microbiology 10.1111/1462-2920.15505
Sinotte VM, Conlon BH, Seibel E, Schwitalla JW, de Beer ZW, Poulsen M, Bos N. (2021) Female-biased sex allocation and lack of inbreeding avoidance in Cubitermes termites. Ecology and Evolution 10.1002/ece3.7462
Jamison-Daniels SL, Kissling WD, Botha M, Harris MA, Gordon CE, Greve M. (2021) The role of deterministic succession during forest development within a southern African savanna. bioTropica 53(2):466-476. 10.1111/btp.12890
Nel WJ, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW, Duong TA. (2021) Ophiostomatalean fungi associated with wood boring beetles in South Africa including two new species. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 10.1007/s10482-021-01548-0

Vacant positions

RNAi Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-2022

The Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interactions (MPPI) research group led by Prof. Dave Berger is affiliated with the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) and the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

The MPPI research group has an on-going research project on grey leaf spot (GLS) disease of maize caused by the fungal pathogen Cercospora zeina.  GLS is a threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

A Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate RNAi in C. zeina is available from May 2021. Applications should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for more information and how to apply.


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