21 Feb 2024

Online webinar celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science: IUFRO Forest Health Division 7 leads the way

IUFRO's Forest Health Division 7 recently hosted a three-day online webinar series to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.


20 Feb 2024

New Interns welcomed

FABI welcomed eight new interns to the Institute.


20 Feb 2024

Plant Genomics and Evolution Symposium presented at FABI

FABI and the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology hosted a Plant Genomics and Evolution Symposium on 13 February.


20 Feb 2024

In search of Florida Cryphonectriaceae

Professors Mike and Brenda Wingfield, along with Dr Nam Pham, have been surveying Eucalyptus trees while at the University of Florida.


14 Feb 2024

FABIans shine at SASPP 2024

FABIans made a significant contribution to the recent SASPP biennial congress in the eastern Free State.


13 Feb 2024

Julia Candotti successfully completes her PhD studies

Congratulations to Julia Candotti on becoming the fourth FABIan to successfully complete their PhD studies this year.


13 Feb 2024

A stimulating visit from a leading plant pathologist, Prof. Eva Stukenbrock

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and FABI were delighted to again co‑host Professor Eva Stukenbrock during her recent visit.


12 Feb 2024

A sabbatical in the USA gets going

Professors Mike and Brenda Wingfield recently embarked on a six-month sabbatical in the USA, based at the University of Florida.


5 Feb 2024

Aufweidersein Katrin

FABI said a sad goodbye to Dr Katrin Fitza at an informal farewell function in the FABI courtyard on 18 January.


2 Feb 2024

Prof. Dan Bebber discusses global crop pest and pathogen risks at a FABI special seminar

Professor Dan Bebber of the University of Exeter presented a special seminar in FABI.


26 Jan 2024

Stats course presented at FABI

Dr Guy Sutton, a statistician and entomologist, from Rhodes University presented a two-day statistical course at FABI.


20 Jan 2024

FABI celebrates the start of a new year

FABIans gathered in the Sanlam Auditorium on 15 January to celebrate the opening of the new academic year.


19 Jan 2024

FABI researcher features in MISEV2023

Dr Thabiso Motaung is set to co-author a ground-breaking paper on the latest guiding principles in Extracellular Vesicle (EV) research.


17 Jan 2024

Another FABI PhD completed! Congratulations to Nam Pham!

Congratulations to Nam Pham who successfully completed the requirements for a PhD degree on 10 January.


16 Jan 2024

Selamat Marthin!

A hearty Selamat (congratulations) to Marthin from FABI on completing his PhD degree.


8 Jan 2024

Au revoir Elisa!

FABIans said a sad goodbye to Dr Elisa Pal at a farewell in the FABI courtyard on 5 December.


19 Dec 2023

Claude Bernard University of Lyon 1 Researchers visit FABI

FABI and BGM hosted a week long research visit by Prof. Florence Hommais and her PhD student.


12 Dec 2023

German collaborator presents her research at FABI's MMM

Ms. Anna Oostlander, a PhD candidate at the Technische Universität Braunschweig presented a talk at the FABI MMM on 27 November.


8 Dec 2023

Lazarus ends the year on a high note!

A hearty congratulations to Lazarus Takawira on completing his PhD and presenting his Prestige seminar.


6 Dec 2023

Prof. Fikret Isik presents a workshop on categorical data analysis to FABIans

Visiting Fulbright Fellow, Prof. Fikret Isik presented a workshop on categorical data analysis to FABIans.


6 Dec 2023

Chinese Embassy delegation visits FABI

FABI was honoured to host a visit by four members of the Office of Science and Technology of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of South Africa.


5 Dec 2023

Growing linkages with Germany for research on plant mycobiome under climate change

Prof. Slippers concluded and submitted a major proposal, along with German collaborators, that will fund a project to unravel the dynamics of mycobiomes in forests under climate change.


4 Dec 2023

FABI Director participates in the African Conference on Agricultural Technology

FABI Director, Prof. Bernard Slippers attended the inaugural African Conference on Agricultural Technology in Nairobi, Kenya.


1 Dec 2023

FABI celebrates 25 years of excellence

FABI celebrated its 25th anniversary at a symposium hosted at Future Africa on the morning of 17 November.


30 Nov 2023

Painting donated to FABI

Well-known botanist and author Prof. Ben-Eric van Wyk has generously donated a painting by his late father to the Institute.


28 Nov 2023

FABI recognises excellence

FABI recognised excellence by members of the Institute at the recent FABI Awards ceremony.


23 Nov 2023

Book fun at the FABI MMM

The FABI book club returned with several suggestions for books to read during the forthcoming holiday period.


22 Nov 2023

Prof. Mike Wingfield again included in the Highly Cited 2023

FABI is proud of Professor Mike Wingfield for being included in the Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers 2023 for the seventh consecutive year.


16 Nov 2023

Workshop increases awareness and promotes discussion of forest health in Africa

Prof. Brett Hurley and Dr Mesfin Gossa attended and were co-organisers of a recent FISNA workshop in Kenya.


15 Nov 2023

FMG hosts a Genomic Selection Indaba

The FMG Programme recently organized a two-day Genomic Selection Indaba hosted by York Timbers.


14 Nov 2023

Prof. Fanus Venter attends the BISMiS meeting in China

Prof. Fanus Venter attended the BISMiS meeting and gave a presentation advocating for an all-inclusive approach when describing new bacterial species.


9 Nov 2023

EPPI team undertakes the second large-scale field inoculation trial in 2023

The EPPI team completed the second large scale inoculation trial as part of a study that aims to identify DNA markers associated with resistance against Chrysoporthe austroafricana


8 Nov 2023

Prof. Caterina Villari visits FABI

Professor Caterina Villari visited FABI on 20 October after concluding a 10-day visit to the Western Cape to attend the fifth meeting of the Bark Beetle Mycobiome Network Project in South Africa.


7 Nov 2023

Brenda Wingfield receives the Herschel Medal

Prof. Brenda Wingfield received the prestigious John F.W. Herschel Medal at the recent Royal Society of South Africa Awards ceremony.


6 Nov 2023

Dr Neriman Yilmaz attends the 14th World Mycotoxin Forum Conference

FABI Senior Research Fellow, Dr Neriman Yilmaz, recently attended the 14th World Mycotoxin Forum Conference in Antwerp, Belgium.


3 Nov 2023

The GRP@FABI-UP attends the Grain SA Day of Celebration in Bothaville

GRP@FABI extension officer, Lawrence Mataha attended the Grain SA Day of Celebration at NAMPO Park in Bothaville.