Prof Bernard Slippers
FABI
Director of FABI

Prof Mike Wingfield
FABI
Director of FABI

Dr Irene Barnes
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Dr Martin Coetzee
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior lecturer
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
Associate Professor
Prof Sanushka Naidoo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Prof Emma Steenkamp
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor
Prof Noelani van den Berg
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Dr Albe van der Merwe
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Fanus Venter
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor in Microbiology
Prof Brenda Wingfield
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Dr Lieschen De Vos
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Fahimeh Jami
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Research Fellow
Dr Magriet van der Nest
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Prof Jeremy Allison
FABI
Extra-ordinary Professor
Dr Wubetu Bihon
FABI
Extra-ordinary Lecturer
Prof Treena Burgess
FABI
Professor
Dr ShuaiFei Chen
FABI
Extra-ordinary Lecturer
Prof Pedro Crous
FABI
Associate Professor
Prof Stefan Neser
Zoology and Entomology
Extra-ordinary Professor
Prof Jolanda Roux
Plant and Soil Sciences
Professor

Mr Morne Booij-Liewes
FABI
Communications Officer and IUFRO President's Liaison Officer
Ms Samantha Bush
FABI
Research Assistant
Ms Izette Greyling
FABI
Extension Officer
Ms Sandisiwe Jali
FABI
Field Extension: Biological Control
Ms Pritty Khumalo
FABI
Senior Laboratory technician
Dr Seonju Marincowitz
FABI
Researcher & Curator of the FABI fungal culture collection
Ms Valentina Nkosi
FABI
Laboratory technician
Ms Alisa Postma
Bioinformatics
Research assistant
Ms Smeetha Singh
FABI
Project Coordinator & Research Manager
Ms Lydia Twala
FABI
Laboratory Technician
Ms Madelein van Heerden
FABI
Personal Assistant to Prof MJ Wingfield

Dr Janneke Aylward
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Tanay Bose
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Marc Bouwer
Chemistry
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Gudrun Dittrich-Schroder
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Kennedy Eguzozie
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Mesfin Gossa
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Sandra Heinzelmann
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Aquillah Kanzi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Alistair McTaggart
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Esther Muema
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Awelani Mutshembele
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Kershney Naidoo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow Researcher
Dr Trudy Paap
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Marike Palmer
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Michelle Schroder
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Louise Shuey
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Siphathele Sibanda
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Melissa Simpson
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Maria Vivas
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Markus Wilken
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Omotayo Adenigba
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Juanita Avontuur
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Felipe Balocchi
FABI
PhD student
Ms Chrizelle Beukes
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Khumbuzile Bophela
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Gabrielle Carstensen
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Annie Chan
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Firehiwot Eshetu
FABI
PhD student
Ms Katrin Fitza
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Arista Fourie
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Quentin Guignard
FABI
PhD student
Ms Minette Havenga
FABI
PhD student
Mr Darryl Herron
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Joey Hulbert
Plant Sciences
PhD student
Mr Zander Human
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr James Michel Tchotet Tchoumi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Agil Katumanyane
FABI
PhD student
Mr Run Lei Chang
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr GuoQing Li
FABI
PhD student
Ms JieQiong Li
FABI
PhD student
Ms FeiFei Liu
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms QianLi Liu
FABI
PhD student
Ms Ginna M. Granados
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Joseph Machua
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Mkhululi Maphosa
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Angelica Marsberg-De Villiers
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student PhD Student
Ms Mandy Messal
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Alain Misse
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Rachel Mkandawire
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Osmond Mlonyeni
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Jan Nagel
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student PhD Student
Ms Wilma Nel
FABI
PhD student
Ms Phophi Nethononda
FABI
PhD student
Ms Caryn Oates
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Nam Pham
FABI
PhD student
Ms Mmatshepho Phasha
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Josephine Queffelec
FABI
PhD student
Mr Quentin Santana
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Mohammad Sayari
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Gina Shin
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Benedicta Swalarsk-Parry
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Renaan Thompson
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Ms Stephanie van Wyk
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Ariska Van Der Nest
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Andi Wilson
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Ms Miranda (Erasmus) Procter
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Leandri Bezuidenhoudt
FABI
MSc student
Mr Johnathan Bredenkamp
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Daniela Cares
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Mr Ricu Claassens
FABI
MSc student Student
Ms Claudette Dewing
FABI
MSc student
Ms Esna du Plessis
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Ludwig Eksteen
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Caitlin Gevers
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Granny Hlongwane
FABI
MSc student
Ms Bianca Jardim
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Lomile Khoete
FABI
MSc student
Ms Teboho Letsoalo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Jacolene Lubbe
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Kira Lynn
FABI
MSc student
Ms Sophie Makua
FABI
MSc student MSc student
Mr Lazarus Mavima
FABI
MSc student Student
Mr Seamus Morgan
FABI
MSc student MSc Student
Ms Kayla Noeth
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Mashudu Nxumalo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mrs Elizmare Olivier
FABI
MSc student
Mr Mohd Redzuan Abdul Rauf
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Emeldah Rikhotso
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Luki-Marie Scheepers
FABI
MSc student
Ms Karabo Sereme
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Sydney Sithole
FABI
MSc student
Ms Nicole Soal
FABI
MSc student
Mr Hannes Strydom
FABI
MSc student
Ms Zorada Swart
FABI
MSc student
Ms Catherine Tatham
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student

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New Publications

Jami F , Marincowitz S, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ. (2018) New Botryosphaeriales on native red milkwood (Mimusops caffra). Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-018-0586-4 PDF
Estrada-de los Santos P, Palmer M, Chávez-Ramírez B, Beukes C, Steenkamp ET, Briscoe L, Khan N, Maluk M, Lafos M, Humm E, Arrabit M, Crook M, Gross E, Simon MF, Bueno dos Reis F, Whitman WB, Shapiro N, Poole PS, Hirsch AM, Venter SN, James EK. (2018) Whole Genome Analyses Suggests that Burkholderia sensu lato Contains Two Additional Novel Genera (Mycetohabitans gen. nov., and Trinickia gen. nov.): Implications for the Evolution of Diazotrophy and Nodulation in the Burkholderiaceae. Genes 9(8):389. 10.3390/genes9080389
Naalden D, Haegeman A, de Almeida‐Engler J, Eshetu FB, Bauters L, Gheysen G. (2018) The Meloidogyne graminicola effector Mg16820 is secreted in the apoplast and cytoplasm to suppress plant host defense responses. Molecular plant pathology 10.1111/mpp.12719https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mpp.12719
Marin-Felix Y, Hernandez-Restrepo M, Wingfield M, Akulov A, Carnegie A, Cheewangkoon R, Gramaje D, Groenewald J, Guarnaccia V, Halleen F, Lombard L, Luangsaard J, Marincowitz S, Moslemi A, Mostert L, Quaedvlieg W, Schumacher R, Spies C, Thangavel R, Taylor P, Wilson A, Wingfield B, Wood A, Crous P. (2018) Genera of phytopathogenic fungi: GOPHY 2. STUDIES IN MYCOLOGY 92:47 - 133. 10.1016/j.simyco.2018.04.002
Burgess TI, Tan YP, Garnas J, Edwards J, Scarlett KA, Shuttleworth LA, Daniel R, Dann EK, Parkinson LE, Dinh Q, Shivas RG, Jami F. (2018) Current status of the Botryosphaeriaceae in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-018-0577-5 PDF