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Mining Resilience Research Centre established at the University of Pretoria

The newly established Mining Resilience Research Centre at UP will focus on multi-disciplinary research activities in the mining industry and developing lasting partnerships with leading international

A true Bioscience ambassador for UP and Southern Africa

Thokozani Sikhosana, an MSc Biochemistry student at the University of Pretoria (UP) was recently selected as the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) student ambassador for Southern Africa


GEM selects UP professor as national expert

Prof Alex Antonites, of the Department of Business Management in UP's Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, has been selected to participate as one of the national experts in the Global Entrepr

Doctoral students attend research seminar in Sweden

A group of doctoral students and a postdoctoral fellow from the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) recently attended a week-long research seminar at Jönköping University in S


Animal Scientist appointed as Acting Deputy Dean in NAS

Prof Eddie Webb has been appointed as Acting Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) from 1 July to 31 December 2016.

Livestock protein supplement of the future

Ms Nina Parry, a master's student in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at UP, is investigating the use of fly maggots to reduce organic waste and to process these maggots into a protein for liv


Welcome to the new genomics revolution!

According to Professor Don Cowen, Director of the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics and the Genomics Research Institute at the University of Pretoria, we are currently in the midst of a new sc

UP Biotechnologist one of the Next Einsteins

Pelly Malebe, a Biotechnology PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria, was recently selected as the Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for South Africa and represented the Next Einstein Forum and her


Experts agree to enhanced international DNA testing of rhinos

The RhODIS system for profiling and indexing rhino DNA, developed by UP's Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and partners, could become the standard for producing DNA profiles that can be analysed and com

Prof Dave Berger receives NSTF Special Award in Crop Science and Food Security

Prof Dave Berger from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been awarded the Special Award in Crop Science and Food Security at the 2015/2016 National Sci

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