10 Apr 2023

FABIans take a break to enjoy Easter tea

FABIans took a break from their busy schedules to enjoy an Easter Tea in the courtyard on 5 April.

6 Apr 2023

An opportunity to meet forest pathology colleagues in India

During the last week of March, Prof. Mike Wingfield travelled to India where he had an opportunity to visit the Forest Research Institute: Dehradun.

5 Apr 2023

FABIans present at DFFE International Day of Forests symposium

Professor Brenda Wingfield and Dr Trudy Paap presented talks at a DFFE-organised symposium celebrating the International Day of Forests.

4 Apr 2023

FABI researchers engage with Portucel Mozambique on a tree health program

Members of the TPCP recently visited Portucel Mozambique's forestry operations to assess the extent and diversity of pest and disease issues first hand.

3 Apr 2023

FABIans search for Sporothrix species associated with local mining operations

A team of FABI researchers began sampling in local mine shafts, and within the mining timber support production pipeline In an effort to discover the ecological niche of Sporothrix species

30 Mar 2023

SASSY Project kicks off in the southern Cape

The SASSY Project kicked off with the collection of soil samples from 11 nature reserves.

29 Mar 2023

Two FABIans attend an insect rearing course in Stellenbosch

FABIans Amy Collop and Elisa Pal travelled to Stellenbosch to attend an insect mass-rearing course.

28 Mar 2023

Maintaining strong relations between FABI and the Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Professor Bernard Slippers recently visited Prof. Jeremy Allison at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC) in Canada.

24 Mar 2023

Monitoring PSHB infestations in Pecan nut orchards

Members of the MaPP visited visited various pecan orchards in the Northern Cape to monitor PSHB infestations.

22 Mar 2023

FABI co-hosts a webinar on forest invasive species in Africa

ABI, in collaboration with the Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa (FISNA), co-hosted a webinar on forest invasive species in Africa on 14 March.

16 Mar 2023

First publications celebrated at the Publication Party

FABI celebrated the first publications by members of the CPHB and TPCP at a Publication Party on 14 March.

13 Mar 2023

FABIan presents at IPPS 25th Annual Conference

Dr Trudy Paap was invited to speak on the topic of plant health in nurseries at the IPPS' 25th  Annual Conference.

8 Mar 2023

Supercomputing, AI, and large-scale systems biology discussed at the joint FABI-SASSB seminar

ABI hosted a joint webinar with the SASSB on 2 March by Dr Dan Jacobson, Chief scientist for computational systems biology at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

6 Mar 2023

Building linkages with insect gene editing labs at Imperial College London and Biocentis

Prof. Bernard Slippers and Dr Gudrun Dittrich-Schröder met with researchers and students at Imperial College London during a recent visit to London.

4 Mar 2023

FABIans return from their sabbatical

FABians Dr Neriman Yilmaz and Prof. Cobus Visagie visited the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute and Ghent University.

3 Mar 2023

FABIans visit Germany as part of Mycobiomics and Marie Curie collaboration

Three FABIans recently visited the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Germany.

2 Mar 2023

FLAIR recipients attend meetings in London at the Royal Society

Two FABI FLAIR Fellows attended meetings at the Royal Society in London.

22 Feb 2023

Kiwi Plant Protection Programme launched

FABI and and the South African Kiwi Growers Association have established a collaborative programme to address threats posed by pests and pathogens to the growing kiwi industry in South Africa.

17 Feb 2023

FABI members at the South African Sclerotinia Research Network workshop

Several FABIans from the GRP attended the South African Sclerotinia Research Network's recent workshop in Pretoria.

16 Feb 2023

FABI instrumental in reviving the African Mycological Association

FABIan, Prof. Irene Barnes chaired a meeting on 23 January aimed at reviving the African Mycological Association.

14 Feb 2023

FABI welcomes the 2023 interns

FABI welcomed eight new members that join the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Plant Health Biotechnology (CPHB) Internship in Phytosanitation and Biosecurity.

9 Feb 2023

FABI Interns graduate

FABI celebrated the accomplishments of nine interns in the FABI Internship in Phytosanitation and Biosecurity on 9 December.

9 Feb 2023

Congratulations Privilege!

Congratulations to Privilege Makunde on successfully completing his PhD.

28 Jan 2023

FABI opening celebrates 25 years of research excellence

FABI’s official opening, held on 16 January in the University of Pretoria’s Sanlam Auditorium, celebrated the Institute’s 25th anniversary.

12 Dec 2022

EPPI team undertakes a greenhouse inoculation trial

The EPPI team has been undertaking a large-scale greenhouse trial running for a third consecutive year since 2020.

6 Dec 2022

Interns present a research seminar

Members of the FABI Internship in Phytosanitation and Biotechnology programme presented a research seminar.

1 Dec 2022

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to track Gonipterus sp. n. 2 damage

A team of FABIans travelled to Melmoth to assess Gonipterus sp. n. 2 damage levels on both young and old Eucalyptus dunnii compartments using a UAV.

30 Nov 2022

RGE-FABI THP research seminar hosted in Indonesia

The annual RGE-FABI Tree Health Programme Symposium took place in Indonesia on Thursday 24 November.

29 Nov 2022

Book fun at MMM

Monday Morning Meeting ‘Book Fun’ has become a tradition in the Institute and when FABIans can share with their peers the books they enjoyed reading.

28 Nov 2022

FABI ends the year in style

FABIans took a break from their research activities and dressed up to attend the annual Year End Function hosted at the Future Africa Campus on 18 November.

25 Nov 2022

Three-week long international Bioinvasions Workshop draws to a close

The three-week long NSA-funded Bioinvasions workshop hosted by FABI ended with a symposium and a farewell at the year end function.

23 Nov 2022

Exciting developments in efforts to test a new potential biocontrol agent for Gonipterus sp. n. 2

A potential new biocontrol agent recently imported by FABI shows promising results for the control of Gonipterus sp. n. 2

22 Nov 2022

Mike Wingfield included on the Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers for the sixth consecutive year

FABI was delighted to hear that Prof. Mike Wingfield has been included on the Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers for the sixth consecutive year.

18 Nov 2022

Stompie Gonzales makes light work of log splitting

A new new automatic log splitter affectionately named ‘Stompie Gonzales’ is making light work of the back-breaking task of splitting logs.

17 Nov 2022

Royal Society honours for FABIans

Professor Dave Berger was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa while Prof. Brenda Wingfield was announced as the 2023 Hershel medal winner.

16 Nov 2022

Professor Diana Six introduces SciArt at FABI’s MMM

Professor Diana Six presented a talk "SciArt: what, why, and how" at the FABI Monday Morning Meeting.