Prof Bernard Slippers
FABI
Director of FABI

Prof Fanus Venter
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor in Microbiology

Prof Mike Wingfield
FABI
Director of FABI

Dr Irene Barnes
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
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
Associate Professor
Prof Emma Steenkamp
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Professor
Acting Director
Prof Noelani van den Berg
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Dr Albe van der Merwe
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer
Prof Brenda Wingfield
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
DST / NRF SARChI Chair in Fungal Genomics

Dr Marc Bouwer
Chemistry
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Lieschen De Vos
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Fahimeh Jami
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Research Fellow
Dr Trudy Paap
FABI
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Dr Magriet van der Nest
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

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
Prof Jolanda Roux
Plant and Soil Sciences
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Mr Morne Booij-Liewes
FABI
Communications Officer and IUFRO President's Liaison Officer
Ms Samantha Bush
FABI
Research Assistant
Ms Heidi Fysh
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Pritty Khumalo
FABI
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Dr Seonju Marincowitz
FABI
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Ms Valentina Nkosi
FABI
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Ms Alisa Postma
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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Ms Smeetha Singh
FABI
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Ms Lydia Twala
FABI
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Ms Madelein van Heerden
FABI
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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 Felix Fru
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Mesfin Gossa
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Aquillah Kanzi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Run Lei Chang
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr FeiFei Liu
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Alistair McTaggart
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Osmond Mlonyeni
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Esther Muema
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Caryn Oates
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Marike Palmer
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Quentin Santana
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Michelle Schroder
Zoology and Entomology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Siphathele Sibanda
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Melissa Simpson
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Markus Wilken
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Omotayo Adegeye
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Barkat Ali
FABI
PhD student
Ms Juanita Avontuur
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Khumbuzile Bophela
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
Ms Minette Havenga
FABI
PhD student PhD candidate
Mr Darryl Herron
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Joey Hulbert
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Mr James Michel Tchotet Tchoumi
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms JieQiong Li
FABI
PhD student
Ms Ginna M. Granados
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Mr Joseph Machua
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student
Ms Angel Maduke
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
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 Jan Nagel
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student PhD Student
Ms Deborah Narh Mensah
FABI
PhD student
Mr Nam Pham
FABI
PhD student
Ms Mmatshepho Phasha
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
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 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
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Mr Shawn Fell
FABI
MSc student
Ms Caitlin Gevers
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Granny Hlongwane
FABI
MSc student
Ms Frances Lane
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
Mr Lazarus Mavima
FABI
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Mr Thapelo Mokgale Maboko
FABI
MSc student
Ms Kayla Noeth
Zoology and Entomology
MSc student
Ms Mashudu Nxumalo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Emeldah Rikhotso
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Karabo Sereme
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Sydney Sithole
FABI
MSc student
Ms Tasiya Taponeswa
FABI
MSc student
Ms Catherine Tatham
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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New Publications

van der Nest A, Wingfield MJ, Janoušek J, Barnes I. (2019) Lecanosticta acicola: A growing threat to expanding global pine forests and plantations. Molecular Plant Pathology 10.1111/mpp.12853
Estrada-de los Santos P, Palmer M, Steenkamp ET, Maluk M, Beukes C, Hirsch AM, James EK, Venter SN. (2019) Trinickia dabaoshanensis sp. nov., a new name for a lost species. Archives in Microbiology 10.1007/s00203-019-01703-2
Queffelec J, Wooding AL, Greef JM, Garnas JR, Hurley BP, Wingfield MJ, Slippers B. (2019) Mechanisms that influence sex ratio variation in the invasive hymenopteran Sirex noctilio in South Africa. Ecology and Evolution :1-8. 10.5061/dryad.f3p8j8g PDF
Fourie A, van der Nest MA, De Vos L, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Barnes I. (2019) QTL mapping of mycelial growth and aggressiveness to distinct hosts in Ceratocystis pathogens. Fungal Genetics and Biology 131:103242. 10.1016/j.fgb.2019.103242
van der Nest A, Wingfield MJ, Ortiz PC, Barnes I. (2019) Biodiversity of Lecanosticta pine-needle blight pathogens suggests a Mesoamerican Centre of origin.. IMA Fungus 1:2 10.1186/s43008-019-0004-8