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.

15 Nov 2022

FABian presents her research at SAAWK symposium

Luki-Marie Scheepers was one of 10 students from the University of Pretoria who participated in the annual SAAWK symposium

14 Nov 2022

Excellence celebrated at the UP Academic Achievers Awards 2022

Niine FABIans were amongst more than 130 UP academics recognised at this year's Academic Achievers' Awards ceremony.

11 Nov 2022

Microscopy techniques training for visiting graduate students

An international group of graduate students underwent training in microscopy techniques for visualizing morphology of ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular mycorrhizal structures in plant roots.

10 Nov 2022

FABI hosts NSF-sponsored “research experience for students” symposium

After two years of delay, FABI welcomed a large group of USA graduate students and academics to participate in a USA NSF-funded symposium, focused on fungal biological invasions.

9 Nov 2022

FABIans attend the 2022 Bark & Ambrosia Beetle Academy

Nine South Africans took part in the 2022 Bark & Ambrosia Beetle Academy held in Gainesville, Florida during late October.

7 Nov 2022

An international team behind a FABI-industry forest pest mating disruption trial

Several FABIans, international collaborators and industry partners were in Lothair, Mpumalanga during October to set up a mating disruption trial of Cossid moth in Eucalyptus nitens plantations.

4 Nov 2022

Brett Summerell presents a FABI special seminar

FABI hosted a special seminar by Dr Brett Summerell, Chief Scientist and Director of Research at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

3 Nov 2022

Chilean tree breeders visit FABI

Three tree breeders from Bioforest, a research branch of the Chilean forestry company Arauco, visited FABI on 28 October.