Alzheimer’s disease – Old friends and new promises

Prof Vanessa Steenkamp and the Phytomedicine Unit in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pretoria (UP), are involved in research to obtain safer and more efficacious treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

Satellites to aid in the fight against malaria

Research activities between the UP CSMC and French partners will focus on the expansion of predictive malaria-risk maps to investigate the impacts of climate variability and changes on the occurrence and intensity of malaria epidemics.

A contemporary approach to adolescent and child mental healthcare

The Parent-Child Programme focusses on exploring caregiver–child relationships, behavioural techniques and working with children and adolescents with special needs related to mental health.

Phytomedicine – fighting parasites for healthier animals and people

With the increasing resistance of parasites and micro-organisms to commercially available anti-parasitic and antimicrobial drugs, the need to find treatments that improve animal and human health is fast becoming a necessity.

Looking at life in seemingly lifeless habitats

They are called extremophiles - microorganisms that can survive under extreme conditions such as in the Namib Desert or the Antarctic Dry Valleys.

Considering the University of Pretoria?

The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university with campuses in Pretoria, its surrounds, and in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg. The University is conveniently situated in close proximity to government departments and major research entities in Pretoria, including the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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Inaugural Address: Professor Rada Tirvassen

Professor Rada Tirvassen, Head of the Department of Modern European Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, will deliver his inaugural address entitled ‘Reflecting critically on the conceptualisation of diversity in sociolinguistics’ on Tuesday, 4 August 2015.

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Aug 11
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Aug 13
14:00 - 16:00
Aldoel L9, Groenkloof Campus
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Aug 13
13 Aug - 14 Aug
08:00 - 16:00
Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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Prof Romski to receive prestigious award
22 July 2015

Prof MaryAnn Romski will be awarded the Honors of the Association by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in November 2015.

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A day in the life of a UP Veterinary Science student

UP Faculty of Veterinary Science in a nutshell