Call for Nominations: IMA Young Mycologist Award - Ethel Mary Doige Medal

The International Mycological Association (IMA) are making two awards to outstanding mycologists, early in their career, from Africa. The nominees will be evaluated primarily on the basis of the quality, originality, and quantity of their published work. Awards will consist of a certificate and free registration to the IMC12 meeting, 11-15 August 2024 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Presentation of the awards will take place at the awards ceremony at the IMC meeting.

Due to the postponement of IMC12 to 2024, two awards will be given to

• Candidates who obtained their PhD degree from 2012 to 2021

• Candidates who obtained their PhD degree from 2014 to 2023

Nomination deadline: 15/01/2024

Please click here for more information and how to nominate candidates for this Award.

Position for a Researcher/Senior Researcher

The FMG programme is seeking a researcher or senior researcher to support a research focus on tree molecular genetics and genomics and to provide academic, technical, and project management support to the FMG Director. This is a three-year contract appointment, with the possibility of extension pending excellent performance and availability of external funding.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2023.

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Position for M.Sc. candidate: Pathogenicity of Fusarium spp. on pine seedlings and determining causal agents of post-planting mortality

An M.Sc. position is available within the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) of the University of Pretoria. The TPCP is an interdisciplinary programme focused on research on pests and pathogens of plantation trees and is considered one of the strongest research programmes in the world working on tree health.

Apply before 1 December 2023

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Vacancies: MSc/PhD/postdoctoral Fellowship

A number of vacancies for MSc, PhD and post doctoral Fellowship are now open in the Bacterial Genomics and Host Pathogen Interactions group (Department of Biochemistry Genetics and Microbiology, FABI). Our research is aimed at understanding plant pathogen interactions with a focus on three major groups of phytopathogens including bacteria, oomycetes and nematodes. 

The closing date for applications is 28 November 2023.

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