A video interview with FABI founding Director, Professor Mike Wingfield has been published online on the YouTube channel of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). Mike is one of this year’s STEM Role Models in the NSTF ‘Share ‘n Dare’ outreach programme that communicates science to the youth and the general public and aims to inspire learners to choose STEM subjects. He was awarded the NSTF Annual Theme Award: Plant Health, at a ceremony on 30 July. This Special Annual Theme Award recognises the 2020 United Nations International Year of Plant Health (IYPH-2020).The 15 minute video provides insights into Mike’s research activities and how he was inspired to persue a career in the natural sciences. It is the hope of the NSTF that the interview will inspire  a new generation of learners in South Africa to consider plant health as an area of study.

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