Discovery leads to patenting and international demand

The recent UP discovery of a novel compound holds so much promise that some of the world’s leading scientists and pharmaceutical companies want to get involved in its future development.

Saving vultures across the world

Prof Vinny Naidoo, director of UP’s Biomedical Research Centre and specialist veterinary pharmacologist with the South African Veterinary Council, has led the way to find suitable NSAID alternatives that would be safe for vultures.

Have your (low GI) cake and eat it

Research by Prof Mohammad Naushad Emmambux, associate professor at UP’s Department of Food Science, and his colleagues has shown that it is possible to modify high GI starch using fatty acids so that it becomes a low GI starch.

New scanner at University of Pretoria paves way to virtual autopsies

Within a decade, hopes Professor Gert Saayman, conventional invasive autopsies could just about be a thing of the past. Instead, pathologists would use imaging technologies to conduct virtual post-mortems.

Vibrant life in the ground below

Imagine castles of clay and flourishing life in the soils below. Endemic to the soils of Africa is the fascinating small mammal known as the mole-rat that lives underground, excavating burrow systems that may extend for more than a...

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Black holes: Past, present and future

The history of black-hole research is almost as fascinating as the holes themselves. Renowned Swedish astrophysicist, Prof Bengt Gustafsson, will sketch the history, describe the present knowledge, and finish with the problems remaining and the remarkable solutions that have been suggested for their resolution at a public lecture at the SciEnza Auditorium on Monday, 9 March 2015.

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Mar 04
17:00 - 19:30
Senate Hall, Hatfield Campus,University of Pretoria
Mar 06
13:30 - 15:00
Room 1-2, Engineering 1 Building (Tower), Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Mar 09
SciEnza Auditorium, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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Rethinking the world of work as we know it
27 February 2015

Prof Kobus Maree's latest research article on career counceling leads in international journal.

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Expert Lecture by Prof James Ogude


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