FABI congratulates Dr Almuth Hammerbacher on her well-deserved promotion to Associate Professor, effective January 2021. Almuth is a member of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Zoology and Entomology. She does research on chemical communication in forest ecosystems in FABI. She is also a member of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) and DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Plant Health Biotechnology (CTHB). FABI Director Prof. Bernard Slippers thanked Almuth for her immense contribution to the institute and its various programmes.