Prof Bernard Slippers
FABI
Director of FABI

Prof Fanus Venter
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor in Microbiology

Prof Mike Wingfield
FABI
Director of FABI

Dr Irene Barnes
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Martin Coetzee
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor
Prof Wilhelm de Beer
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor
Dr Tuan Duong
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Dr Gerda Fourie
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Dr Almuth Hammerbacher
Zoology and Entomology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Brett Hurley
Zoology and Entomology
Associate Professor
Prof Emma Steenkamp
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor
Acting Director
Prof Noelani van den Berg
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Dr Albe van der Merwe
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Brenda Wingfield
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
DST / NRF SARChI Chair in Fungal Genomics

Dr Marc Bouwer
Chemistry
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Lieschen De Vos
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Fahimeh Jami
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Research Fellow
Dr Trudy Paap
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Neriman Yilmaz
FABI
Research Fellow

Dr Wubetu Bihon
FABI
Extra-ordinary Lecturer
Prof Treena Burgess
FABI
Professor
Dr ShuaiFei Chen
FABI
Extra-ordinary Lecturer
Prof Pedro Crous
FABI
Associate Professor
Dr Jeff Garnas
Zoology and Entomology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Stefan Neser
Zoology and Entomology
Extra-ordinary Professor
Prof Jolanda Roux
Plant and Soil Sciences
Professor
Dr Magriet van der Nest
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Mr Morne Booij-Liewes
FABI
Communications Officer and IUFRO President's Liaison Officer
Ms Samantha Bush
FABI
Research Assistant
Ms Heidi Fysh
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Database Administrator
Ms Pritty Khumalo
FABI
Senior Laboratory technician
Dr Seonju Marincowitz
FABI
Researcher & Curator of the FABI fungal culture collection
Ms Zandile Mngadi
FABI
Research Assistant at the Biological control centre (Experimental farm)
Mr Celani Nkosi
FABI
Junior Research Assistant
Ms Valentina Nkosi
FABI
Laboratory technician
Ms Alisa Postma
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Research assistant
Ms Smeetha Singh
FABI
Project Coordinator & Research Manager
Ms Lydia Twala
FABI
Laboratory Technician
Ms Madelein van Heerden
FABI
Personal Assistant to Prof MJ Wingfield

Dr Chrizelle Beukes
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Tanay Bose
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Gabrielle Carstensen
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Gudrun Dittrich-Schroder
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Arista Fourie
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Felix Fru
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Mesfin Gossa
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Aquillah Kanzi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr FeiFei Liu
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Osmond Mlonyeni
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Esther Muema
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Caryn Oates
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Quentin Santana
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Michelle Schroder
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Melissa Simpson
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Markus Wilken
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Omotayo Adegeye
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Juanita Avontuur
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Khumbuzile Bophela
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Annie Chan
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Firehiwot Eshetu
FABI
PhD student
Ms Katrin Fitza
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Minette Havenga
FABI
PhD student PhD candidate
Mr Darryl Herron
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Joey Hulbert
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Ms JieQiong Li
FABI
PhD student
Ms Ginna M. Granados
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Angel Maduke
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Mkhululi Maphosa
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Angelica Marsberg-De Villiers
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Sicelo Masuku
FABI
PhD student
Ms Mandy Messal
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr James Michel Tchotet Tchoumi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Rachel Mkandawire
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Jan Nagel
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student PhD Student
Ms Deborah Narh Mensah
FABI
PhD student
Mr Nam Pham
FABI
PhD student
Ms Mmatshepho Phasha
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Mohammad Sayari
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Gina Shin
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Benedicta Swalarsk-Parry
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Stephanie van Wyk
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Ariska van der Nest
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Andi Wilson
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Ms Leandri Bezuidenhoudt
FABI
MSc student
Mr Johnathan Bredenkamp
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Ricu Claassens
FABI
MSc student Student
Mr Shawn Fell
FABI
MSc student
Ms Caitlin Gevers
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Granny Hlongwane
FABI
MSc student
Ms Rosa Knoppersen
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Frances Lane
FABI
MSc student
Ms Teboho Letsoalo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Kira Lynn
FABI
MSc student
Mr Lazarus Mavima
FABI
MSc student Student
Mr Thapelo Mokgale Maboko
FABI
MSc student
Ms Kayla Noeth
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Emeldah Rikhotso
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Sydney Sithole
FABI
MSc student
Ms Taponeswa Tasiya
FABI
MSc student

Ms Vinolia Danki
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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New Publications

Visagie CM, Yilmaz N, Vanderwolf K, Renaud JB, Sumarah MW, Houbraken J, Assebgui R, Seifert KA, Malloch D. (2020) Penicillium diversity in Canadian bat caves, including a new species, P. speluncae. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 5:1-15. 10.3114/fuse.2020.05.01
Haavik LJ, Slippers B, Hurley BP, Dodds KJ, Scarr T, Turgeon JJ, Allison JD. (2019) Influence of the community of associates on Sirex noctilio brood production is contextual. Ecological Entomology 10.1111/een.12810
Katumanyane A, Malan AP, Tiedt LR, Hurley BP. (2019) Steinernema bertusi n. sp. (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae), a new entomopathogenic nematode from South Africa. Nematology 10.1163/15685411-00003309
Bose T, Roux J, Burgess TI, Shaw C, Wingfield MJ. (2019) Susceptibility of Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mearnsii seedlings to five Phytophthora species common in South African plantations. Forest Pathology :e12560. 10.1111/efp.12560
Messal M, Slippers B, Naidoo S, Bezuidt O, Kemler M. (2019) Active fungal communities in asymptomatic Eucalyptus grandis stems differ between a susceptible and resistant clone. Microorganisms 7(10):375. 10.3390/microorganisms7100375