The Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) celebrated the first publication of a paper in an ISI-rated scientific journal by a postgraduate student from the work of either their PhD or MSc at a party on 26 November. The students RunLei Chang, Arista Fourie, Jan Nagel, Nam Pham and Mohammad Sayari were congratulated on this achievement by their primary supervisors and some bottles of sparkling wine were popped to mark their success.


Fourie A, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, van der Nest MA, Loots MT, Barnes I. 2018. Inheritance of phenotypic traits in the progeny of a Ceratocystis interspecific cross. Fungal Biology 122:717-729.10.1016/j.funbio.2018.03.001

Chang R, Duong TATaerum SJ, Wingfield MJ, Zhou X, de Beer ZW. (2017) Ophiostomatoid fungi associated with conifer-infesting beetles and their phoretic mites in Yunnan, China. MycoKeys 28:19-64. 10.3897/mycokeys.28.21758.

Nagel J, Wingfield MJ, Slippers B. 2018. Evolution of the mating types and mating strategies in prominent genera in the Botryosphaeriaceae. Fungal Genetics and Biology 114:24-33. 10.1016/j.fgb.2018.03.003

Pham NQBarnes IChen SF, Pham TQ, Lombard L, Crous PWWingfield MJ. (2018) New species of Cylindrocladiella from plantation soils in South-East Asia. MycoKeys 32:1-24. 10.3897/mycokeys.32.23754.

Sayari M, Steenkamp ET, van der Nest M, Wingfield BD. 2018. Diversity and evolution of polyketide biosynthesis gene clusters in the Ceratocystidaceae. Fungal Biology 122: 856-866. 10.1016/j.funbio2018.04.011.