November 2019

Three-year scholarship for full-time study towards the PhD degree in Microbiology

The CTHB wishes to invite applications for a three-year scholarship for full-time study towards the PhD degree in Microbiology at the University of Pretoria, starting February 2020.

Call for Nominations 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 Awards:

Special Annual Theme Award: Plant Health

This Special Annual Theme Award is made in recognition of the International Year of Plant Health (2020) declared by the United Nations.

Turfgrass Diseases in Southern Africa

We received a request from Gary W. Beehag from Sydney (Australia) for assistance with the most significant diseases in southern Africa. He is currently researching turfgrass diseases in the southern hemisphere (outside Australia).

If you would like to get involved with his research projects, please contact him @

Call for participants to workshop on Bioinformatics and Wheat Genomics III

24 – 28 February 2020; Worcester, South Africa

Expertise in the field of bioinformatics has become indispensable in most genetic or genomic research and applied approaches. This need has exceeded the level and rate at which plant genomics scientists have been trained in bioinformatics in SA.


PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Day

SASPP Western Cape Branch

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Please note: We’ve added a new “News Forum” and “Upcoming Events” section on the SASPP homepage.

October 2019


Please take note of this exciting learning opportunity at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)!

4.0 Industrial Revolution Agri Tech Conference 2019

Empire Training and Conferences provides a meeting for professionals to gather on 28th – 29th November, Cape Town, South Africa with the Conference on Smart Agriculture, Food Security and to engage in discussions geared at major developments and curbing challenges in the agriculture sector to achieve the worldwide vision of mitigating food insecurity and eradicating poverty.

September 2019


Two Post Doctoral Fellowships

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), FABI is happy to announce the availability of two post-doctoral research fellowships dedicated to the study of fungi.


We would like to encourage you to take part in an anonymous 5-8 minute survey; an initiative of Open Plant Pathology.

The feedback from this survey will be utilized for preparing a publication on the reproducibility of  research in plant pathology and where opportunities for growth exist.

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