RGE-FABI THP team meet - another Zoom event 2020-08-20
The RGE-FABI Tree Health Programme team met on the Zoom virtual platform on 18 August. The team, under the leadership of Prof. Mike Wingfield and RGE’s Dr Alvaro Duran, were joined by Prof. Irene Barnes, Dr Fahimeh Jami, Dr Gabrielle Carstensen, Kira Lynn, Nam Pham, Omar Purba, Marthin Tarigan, Morné Booij-Liewes and several members of the RGE tree-health team to report on progress made to date and plan the way forward. The RGE-FABI THP has now entered its third year but, as the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented international travel, the research had to be pivoted. Fortunately the research has continued through teamwork and careful co-ordination between FABI and the RGE team in Indonesia. Mike noted that everyone was under pressure to make an impact and retain research focus despite the continued global COVID-19 lockdown but that he looked forward to the team members being able to travel and meet in person again.