Tondani Kone, one of the students in the TPCP programme, just heard that he passed his MSc. Congratulations from all of us at FABI, Tondani! The title of his thesis was The characterization and evolution of pheromone receptors in the Sordariomycetes, and his supervisors were Emma Steenkamp, Gerda Fourie, Albe van der Merwe and Brenda Wingfield. Tondani has recently joined an ex-PhD candidate from FABI, Prof Karin Jacobs, now at Stellenbosch University, for an NRF internship.