Prof Bernard Slippers
FABI
Director of FABI

Prof Fanus Venter
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor in Microbiology

Prof Mike Wingfield
FABI
Founding Director of FABI

Prof Irene Barnes
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor
Prof Martin Coetzee
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor
Prof Wilhelm de Beer
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor
Dr Tuan Duong
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Dr Gerda Fourie
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Dr Almuth Hammerbacher
Zoology and Entomology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Brett Hurley
Zoology and Entomology
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Prof Tjaart Krüger
Physics
Associate Professor
Dr Eugene Makgopa
FABI
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Dr Thabiso Motaung Motaung
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Prof Sanushka Naidoo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Prof Emma Steenkamp
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor
Prof Noelani van den Berg
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Prof Albe van der Merwe
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor
Prof Cobus Visagie
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Associate Professor
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Dr Markus Wilken
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Prof Brenda Wingfield
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
DST / NRF SARChI Chair in Fungal Genomics

Dr Lieschen De Vos
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Fahimeh Jami
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Trudy Paap
FABI
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Dr Quentin Santana
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Research Fellow
Dr Neriman Yilmaz
FABI
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Prof Jeremy Allison
FABI
Extra-ordinary Professor
Dr Wubetu Bihon
FABI
Extra-ordinary Lecturer
Prof Treena Burgess
FABI
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Dr ShuaiFei Chen
FABI
Extra-ordinary Lecturer
Prof Pedro Crous
FABI
Associate Professor
Dr Jeff Garnas
Zoology and Entomology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Stefan Neser
Zoology and Entomology
Extra-ordinary Professor
Dr Carlos Rodas
FABI
Extra-ordinary Professor
Prof Jolanda Roux
Plant and Soil Sciences
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Dr Magriet van der Nest
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Mr Morne Booij-Liewes
FABI
Communications Officer and IUFRO President's Liaison Officer
Ms Samantha Bush
FABI
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Ms Sandisiwe Jali
FABI
Field Extension: Biological Control
Ms Pritty Khumalo
FABI
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Dr Seonju Marincowitz
FABI
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Ms Zandile Mngadi
FABI
Research Assistant at the Biological control centre (Experimental farm)
Ms Valentina Nkosi
FABI
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Mr Celani Nkosi
FABI
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Ms Alisa Postma
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Research Assistant
Ms Lydia Twala
FABI
Senior Laboratory Technician
Ms Madelein van Heerden
FABI
Personal Assistant to Prof MJ Wingfield

Dr Janneke Aylward
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Chrizelle Beukes
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Tanay Bose
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Gabrielle Carstensen
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Gudrun Dittrich-Schroder
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Katrin Fitza
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Arista Fourie
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Felix Fru
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Mesfin Gossa
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Nicholas Kagimu
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Aquillah Kanzi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr FeiFei Liu
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Osmond Mlonyeni
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Esther Muema
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Jan Nagel
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow PhD Student
Dr Caryn Oates Oates
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Michelle Schroder
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Melissa Simpson
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Hiroyuki Suzuki
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Stephanie van Wyk
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Andi Wilson Wilson
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Omotayo Adegeye
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Juanita Avontuur
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Mr Felipe Balocchi
FABI
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Mr Harm Barten
Zoology and Entomology
PhD student
Mr Sikelela Buthelezi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Annie Chan
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Claudette Dewing
FABI
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Ms Firehiwot Eshetu
FABI
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Ms Caitlin Gevers
Zoology and Entomology
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Ms Ginna M. Granados
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Mr Quentin Guignard
FABI
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Ms Minette Havenga
FABI
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Mr Darryl Herron
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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FABI
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Ms Frances Lane
FABI
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Mr GuoQing Li
FABI
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Ms QianLi Liu
FABI
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Ms Kira Lynn
FABI
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Mr Privilege Makunde
FABI
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Mr Mkhululi Maphosa
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Angelica Marsberg-De Villiers
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Mr Sicelo Masuku
FABI
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Mr Lazarus Mavima
FABI
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Ms Pfano Mbedzi
FABI
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Ms Mandy Messal
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Rachel Mkandawire
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Wilma Nel
FABI
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Ms Phophi Nethononda
FABI
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Ms Elisa Pal
FABI
PhD student
Mr Nam Pham Pham
FABI
PhD student
Ms Mmatshepho Phasha
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Josephine Queffelec
FABI
PhD student
Ms Jane Baile Ramaswe
FABI
PhD student
Ms Manchela Francinah Ratsoma
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Manchela Francinah Ratsoma
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Myriam Solis
FABI
PhD student
Ms Benedicta Swalarsk-Parry
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Marthin Tarigan
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Mr Renaan Thompson
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Ms Ariska van der Nest
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Mr Johnathan Bredenkamp
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Ricu Claassens
FABI
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Ms Vinolia Danki
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Mathew Harris
FABI
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Ms Granny Hlongwane
FABI
MSc student
Mr Matthew Jackson
FABI
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Ms Lomile Khoete
FABI
MSc student
Ms Leandri Klynsmith
FABI
MSc student
Mx Leandri Klynsmith
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Daniella Krämer
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Teboho Letsoalo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Mabodiba Maake
FABI
MSc student
Ms Pozisa Majaja
FABI
MSc student
Ms Idea Makowe
FABI
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Ms Sophie Makua
FABI
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Ms Modjadji Makwela
FABI
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Ms Nomaswazi Maseko
FABI
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Ms Keamogetswe Maswanganyi
FABI
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Ms Ongeziwe Mbhlele
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Uyabongeka Memela
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Ms Fezile Mthunzi
FABI
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Ms Jenna-Lee Price
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Omar Purba
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Ms Nombulelo Qikani
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Lizzy Ramela
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Boitshoko Mercia Rammuki
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Emeldah Rikhotso
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Luki-Marie Scheepers
FABI
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Ms Lebone Sebapu
FABI
MSc student
Ms Nicole Soal
FABI
MSc student
Mr Hannes Strydom
FABI
MSc student
Ms Rachel Swanepoel
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Zorada Swart
FABI
MSc student
Ms Taponeswa Tasiya
FABI
MSc student
Ms Louisa Terblanche
FABI
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Ms Cheyenne Theron
Plant and Soil Sciences
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Mr Garyn Townsend
FABI
MSc student
Ms Nicole van Vuuren
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Lente van Zyl
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student

Ms Shivan Bezuidenhout
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Mr Lihan Esterhuizen
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Ruth Nante
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Ms Chizné Peremore
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

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O'Donnel K, Al-Hatmi AMS, Aoki T, Brankovics B, Cano-Lira JF, Coleman JJ, de Hoog GS, di Pietro A, Frandsen RJN, Geiser DM, Gibas CFC, Guarro J, Kim HS, Kistler HC, Laraba I, Leslie JF, Lopez-Berges MS, Lysøe E, Meis JF, Monod MM, Proctor RH, Rep M, Ruiz-Roldan C, Šišić A, Stajich JE, Steenkamp ET, Sumerall BA, van der Lee TAJ, van Diepeningen AD, Verweij PE, Waalwijk C, Ward TJ, Wickes BL, Wiederhold NP, Wingfield MJ, Zhang N, Zhang SX. (2020) No to Neocosmospora: Phylogenomic and Practical Reasons for Continued Inclusion of the Fusarium solani Species Complex in the Genus Fusarium. mSphere 5(5) 10.1128/mSphere.00810-20.
Dittrich-Schröder G, Hurley BP, Wingfield MJ, Nahrung HF, Slippers B. (2020) Invasive gall-forming wasps that threaten non-native plantation-grown Eucalyptus: diversity and invasion patterns. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10.1111/afe.12402
Nel WJ, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ, Duong TA. (2020) The granulate ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), and its fungal symbiont found in South Africa. Zootaxa 4838(3):427-435. 10.11646/zootaxa.4838.3.7
Mbenoun M, Wingfield MJ, Misse AC, Roux J. (2020) Selective feeding behaviors illuminate patterns of sap beetle associations with ophiostomatoid fungi. Symbiosis 10.1007/s13199-020-00705-9
Procter M, Nel WJ, Marincowitz S, Crous PW, Wingfield MJ. (2020) A new species of Raffaelea from beetle-infested Leucaena leucocephala. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 6:305-314. 10.3114/fuse.2020.06.16