The chairperson for the FABI social club, Stephanie van Wyk, today announced the theme for this year's SPOOF meeting: CIRCUS CARNIVAL! For the new FABIans not familiar with SPOOF (Society for the Presentation of Outrageous Findings), have a look at the photo galleries of previous SPOOF meetings to see why this is the Number One FUN event in FABI every year!

All Fabians are invited to attend the Circus Carnival at the Plant Sciences Complex on 25th July at 18:00 (Invitation attached). The RSVP date for SPOOF is the 4th of July. An RSVP list will be circulating at the next few Monday Morning Meetings. Please make sure your names are on the list. As always partners are more than welcome. The costs per partner will be announced shortly. 

You have two months for planning your PRESENTATIONS! Each research group in FABI must have one presentation for the meeting. Abstract submissions can be sent to from now until the 20th of June. 

We are also happy to announce that the TRAVEL GRANTS have been substantially increased from 2.5 to 20 cents due to the crazy fuel price increases and weakening of the Rand over the past year. Applications are awaited and there are absolutely NO criteria, apart from providing a GOOD reason why you do not want to miss SPOOF this year. Applications for travel grants can also be sent to

Two months are also enough time to DESIGN your costumes. See the photos of last years female and male winners, Jolanda Roux (see here what she really looks like!) and Lucas Shuttleworth (see here what he really looks like!).