This week Ariska van der Nest received the reports of her MSc examiners which were very positive about her thesis, and informing her that she passed with a good mark. Congratulations Ariska! The title of Ariska's thesis was Comparative study of Epicoccum sorghinum in Southern Africa. Her supervisors were Profs Gert Marais and Emma Steenkamp. Ariska has presented several poster and oral presentations at congresses based on her thesis. The good news is that Ariska will stay on in FABI to do a PhD under the supervision of Dr Irene Barnes.