FABI celebrated the first publication of a paper in an ISI-rated scientific journal by four students in the TPCP and CTHB research groups at a publication party on 27 June. Their primary supervisors congratulated Juanita Avontuur, Alisa Postma, Josephine Queffelec and Arista Fourie on this achievement.  This FABI tradition marks the very significant milestone of any young researcher’s professional and academic career and underpins the ethos of research excellence in the Institute. 


Avontuur JR, Palmer M, Beukes CW, Chan WY, Coetzee MP, Blom J, Stępkowski T, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Shapiro N, Whitman WB, Venter SN, Steenkamp ET. (2019). Genome-informed Bradyrhizobium taxonomy: where to from here? Systematic and applied Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2019.03.006

Postma A, Mlonyeni XO, Clasen F, Joubert F, Slippers B. (2019) The draft genome of Deladenus siricidicola. The Journal of Nematology

Queffelec J, Wooding AL, Greef JM, Garnas JRHurley BPWingfield MJ, Slippers B. (2019) Mechanisms that influence sex ratio variation in the invasive hymenopteran Sirex noctilio in South Africa. Ecology and Evolution: 1(8). 10.5061/dryad.f3p8j8g

van der Nest A, Wingfield MJ, Ortiz PC, Barnes I. (2019) Biodiversity of Lecanosticta pine-needle blight pathogens suggests a Mesoamerican Centre of origin. IMA Fungus 1:2. 10.1186/s43008-019-0004-8