Mr Nam Pham Pham

PhD student


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Research Profiles

Primary Supervisor
Mike Wingfield

Co Supervisor
Bernard Slippers
Irene Barnes

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In 2018, I started my PhD in Plant Pathology as a member of RGE-FABI Tree Health Programme (RGE-FABI THP) and Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP). For my PhD, I will investigate the biotic factors associated with an unknown die-back disease on eucalypts so far called Eucalyptus Little Leaf Syndrome (ELLS) in North Sumatra, Indonesia. This will be conducted using the combination of traditional culturing technique and high-throughput environmental sequencing.




I first joined FABI family in 2016 as a Master student. In 2018, I completed my MSc. in Plant Pathology under the supervision of Prof. Michael J. WingfieldDr. Irene Barnes and Prof. ShuaiFei Chen with the dissertation entitled "New species of Calonectria and Cylindrocladiella from Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia". This has led to my research interest as followed:

Molecular phylogeny and systematics of Nectriaceous fungi 

- Diversity of Calonectria species from plantation and nursery soils in Indonesia and Vietnam 

- Diversity of Cylindrocladiella species from plantation soils in Malaysia and Vietnam

- Diversity of soil-borne Gliocladiopsis species from soils in South-East Asia

- Taxonomy, epidemiology and population biology of pathogenic Calonectria spp. from Malaysia 

2018: van den Berg M (BSc. Plant Science) 

Pham NQ, Barnes I, Slippers B, Duran A, Wingfield MJ (2020) Yeast communities associated with a Eucalyptus leaf and shoot disease of unknown aetiology in North Sumatra. MSA 2020: Mycology from the Cloud.

Pham NQ, Marincowitz S, Barnes I, Wingfield MJ (2019) Novel soil-borne Calonectria species from Eucalyptus plantations in Sabah, Malaysia. SASPP, Langebaan, South Africa.

Fourie G, Mufamadi ZC, Smith A, Sonnekus B, Pham NQ, Willis-Boyum A, van den Berg N (2019) Characterisation of the causal agents of Macadamia husk rot in South Africa. SASPP, Langebaan, South Africa.

Pham NQ, Barnes I, Chen SF, Roux J, Pham TQ, Wingfield MJ (2017) Novel Calonectria species from plantation and nursery soils in South-East Asia. IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany. 

Dang QN, Pham NQ, Nguyen HM, Pham TQ (2017) First report of Phytophthora cinnamomi on Cinnamomum cassia in Vietnam. 8th Meeting IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 - Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems, Sapa, Vietnam.

My Galeries


FABI shines at SASPP meeting

The 2019 meeting of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) took place on the West Coast, hosted by Stellenbosch University.

First publications celebrated

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.

RGE-FABI THP team returns

On Saturday 10 November, Dr Fahimeh Jami (Postdoctoral Fellow), Kira Lynn (M.Sc. student) and Nam Pham (Ph.D. student), returned to South Africa after spending almost two months in Sumatra.

The CTHB celebrates flagship mentoring and outreach programmes at its annual lunch

The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) celebrated the end of another successful year of mentoring and outreach at its annual lunch on 29 October.

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Burgess TI, Dang QN, Le BV, Pham NQ, White D, Pham TQ. (2020) Phytophthora acaciivora sp. nov. associated with dying Acacia mangium in Vietnam. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 6:243-252. 10.3114/fuse.2020.06.11 PDF
Pham NQ, Barnes I, Chen SF, Liu FF, Dang NQ, Pham TQ, Lombard L, Crous PW, Wingfield MJ. (2019) Ten new species of Calonectria from Indonesia and Vietnam. Mycologia 111:78-102. 10.1080/00275514.2018.1522179 PDF
Pham NQ, Barnes I, Chen SF, Pham TQ, Lombard L, Crous PW, Wingfield MJ. (2018) New species of Cylindrocladiella from plantation soils in South-East Asia. MycoKeys 32:1-24. 10.3897/mycokeys.32.23754 PDF