Calling all citizen scientists!

The Sea Search group is calling on members of the public who would like to actively contribute to science and research to help map the distribution of whales and dolphins in the western Cape.

Adapted to the Antarctic: a cold-lover's genetics

Life can thrive in the most extreme climates - from the very hot to the very cold. Something that not long ago was believed to belong in science fiction has now been brought into the realm of reality by a researcher at UP.

MRC/UP CSMC and TWF 'buddy up' to launch new malaria app

On Monday, 25 April, staff from the University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control and various collaborators celebrated World Malaria Day with a range of activities focusing on communication about malaria.

UP and Inqaba Biotec are blazing the trail for maggot therapy in South Africa

In an attempt to promote and increase the use of medicinal maggots for wound cleaning in South Africa, the Department of Surgery at UP signed a collaboration agreement with Inqaba Biotech earlier this month.

Saying 'goodbye' to malaria for good

The MRC/UP CSMC and the Goodbye Malaria Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of collaborating on research towards the elimination of malaria in southern Mozambique and South Africa.

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UP Open Day 2016

On 21 May 2016, the University of Pretoria will hold an open day for high school students, in Grades 11 and 12, and their families. This event presents an ideal opportunity for learners and their parents or guardians to explore the wide range of study options available at the University. The UP Open Day gives learners the chance to find out exactly what certain fields of study entail.

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May 05
12:30 - 13:20
Musaion, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus
May 06
09:30 - 16:15
Moot Court, Level 1, Law Building, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
May 09
10:30 - 11:30
Auditorium, Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus
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Young UP scientist shines with Nobel Laureates
28 April 2016

After a rigorous selection procedure, Dr Bianca Verlinden, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, was chosen by the National Research Foundation as one of two excellent young researchers to represent South Africa at the 8th HOPE meeting with Nobel Laureates held in Tsukuba, Japan in March.

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A window into southern African ceramics conservation

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