Prof Volker Brozel, Head of the Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, visited FABI in early December. The primary reason for his visit was to attend the Advisory Board meeting of the Rand Water Chair in Water Microbiology. He also used his visit to meet with members of FABI and to discuss joint research projects with Profs Fanus Venter and Emma Steenkamp. The team is currently investigating bacterial evolution using E. coli and plant associated Burkholderia species as model organisms.

Photo: Prof Brozel having dinner with Profs Fanus Venter and Brenda Wingfield, acting Dean.