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Chinese president JinTao Hu visits University of Pretoria. Chinese State Counsellor (former Minister of Education) Madam ZiLi Chen visits FABI.
Chinese president JinTao Hu visits University of Pretoria.
Chinese State Counsellor (former Minister of Education) Madam ZiLi Chen visits FABI.
Prof. Mike Wingfield meets and competes with rector XiaoYan Chen (South China Agricultural University). Mr. YangGen Wei (head of education division of Chinese embassy in SA) meets rector Prof. Calie Pistorius (University of Pretoria), and Dr. XuDong Zhou.
Prof. Mike Wingfield meets and competes with rector XiaoYan Chen (South China Agricultural University). Mr. YangGen Wei (head of education division of Chinese embassy in SA) meets rector Prof. Calie Pistorius (University of Pretoria), and Dr. XuDong Zhou.
CFEPP team (from left to right): JiaGuang Cao, XuDong Zhou, Mike Wingfield, ShuaiFei Chen, and ShiChao Zhang. Canker found on Eucalyptus grandis in China caused by the destructive pathogen Kirramyces zuluense. This pathogen was first found and described in South Africa and is now known to have a wide distribution in Eucalypt-growing parts of the world.
CFEPP team (from left to right): JiaGuang Cao, XuDong Zhou, Mike Wingfield, ShuaiFei Chen, and ShiChao Zhang. Canker found on Eucalyptus grandis in China caused by the destructive pathogen Kirramyces zuluense. This pathogen was first found and described in South Africa and is now known to have a wide distribution in Eucalypt-growing parts of the world.
Quambalaria leaf blight found on Corymbia citriodora in China. Discovery of the pathogen Quambalaria pitereka in China marks its first detection outside Australia, where it is believed to be native. Phaeophleospora destructans found on Eucalyptus hybrids in China. This is one of the most destructive leaf and shoot blight pathogens of Eucalyptus, first found in North Sumatera (put in PDF) and now having spread throughout SE Asia.
Quambalaria leaf blight found on Corymbia citriodora in China. Discovery of the pathogen Quambalaria pitereka in China marks its first detection outside Australia, where it is believed to be native. Phaeophleospora destructans found on Eucalyptus hybrids in China. This is one of the most destructive leaf and shoot blight pathogens of Eucalyptus, first found in North Sumatra and now having spread throughout SE Asia.

New Publications

Guignard Q, Bouwer M, Slippers B, Allison J. Biology of a putative male aggregation-sex pheromone in Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). PLOS ONE 15(12): e0244943.
Roux J, Nkuekan GK, Marincowitz S, van der Merwe NA, Uchida J, Wingfield MJ, Chen SF. (2020) Chryphonectriaceae associated with rust-infected Syzigium jambos in Hawaii.. MycoKeys 76:49-79. 10.3897/mycokeys.76.58406
Zamora-Ballesteros C, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Martín-García J, Diez JJ. (2020) Residual effects caused by a past mycovirus infection in Fusarium circinatum. Forests 12(11) 10.3390/f12010011
Coetzee MPA, Santana QC, Steenkamp ET, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2020) Fungal genomes enhance our understanding of the pathogens affecting trees cultivated in Southern Hemisphere plantations. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 82(3) 10.2989/20702620.2020.1819153
Herron DA, Wingfield MJ, Fru F, Wingfield BD, Steenkamp ET. (2020) Grasses as a refuge for Fusarium circinatum L. – evidence from South Africa. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 82(3):253-262. 10.2989/20702620.2020.1813649 PDF

Vacant positions

Postdoctoral position: Protein-DNA interaction mapping and reconstruction of transcriptional regulatory networks underlying wood formation in Eucalyptus

A two year position (2021-2022) is available for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Dr Steven Hussey on a National Research Foundation-funded project. The Fellow will be hosted by the Forest Molecular Genetics Programme, affiliated with the prestigious Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The Fellow will be expected to lead high-throughput protein-DNA interaction mapping and apply integrated multi-omics network reconstruction approaches to better understand the regulation of wood formation in Eucalyptus, in collaboration with leading international researchers. Opportunities for academic development, student co-supervision, international conference attendance and engagement with industry and government stakeholders will be made available. 

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