FABI was honoured to receive a visit by the Colombian Ambassador to South Africa, Her Excellency, Dr Maria Eugenia Correa Olarte on the occasion of Alexander Osorio’s PhD prestige seminar on 10 August. Alex, who is a Colombian citizen, has completed his PhD at FABI studying the diseases of Mangrove trees in South Africa. Dr. Olarte congratulated Alex on his hard work and expressed the hope that he would return to Colombia to teach at a university there and continue his research activities. FABI Director, Prof. Mike Wingfield also thanked Dr Olarte for her support and interest in Alex’s work and attending the seminar.