‘You can be whatever or whoever you want to be’ – 2018 UP Derek Gray Award recipient
Posted on April 29, 2019
“I love learning about the world around me and how science can shape and change it,” says first-year student Rahil Samlal, who is studying towards a BSc Microbiology degree in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP). Rahil is also the winner...
UP PhD student a runner-up in SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement competition
Posted on March 13, 2019
Ms Yashini Naidoo, a second-year PhD student at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG), is the runner-up in the Writing category of the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) Young Science Communicator Competition. Her...
Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2019) now available
Posted on February 04, 2019
The second issue of the 2019 NAS T&L Bulletin was officially launched on 1 February 2019.
According to Dr Rory Biggs from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, one of the editorial members of the Bulletin, "The T&[email protected] Bulletin aims to be a forum for sharing thoughts,...
Two UP professors make Web of Science’s Highly Cited Researchers list for 2018
Posted on December 14, 2018
Two internationally renowned researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP), Prof Mike Wingfield and Prof Bernard Slippers, have been included on the 2018 Web of Science’s list of the world’s most highly cited researchers.
Meshack Kekana - South African Risk Influencers of the year 2018
Posted on December 06, 2018
Meshack Kekana was selected out of 500 nominees as part of the top 4 South African Risk Influencers of the year 2018. These are all the individuals who are making positive changes on a national scale. At age 23, Mr Kekana was the youngest nominee in the history of the awards.
UP Fellow Dr Osmond Mlonyeni appointed to The Innovation Hub board
Posted on November 29, 2018
Dr Osmond Mlonyeni, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pretoria’s Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), was recently appointed to The Innovation Hub’s Board of Directors.
UP academic becomes first African elected to International Society of Microbial Ecology board of directors
Posted on October 16, 2018
Dr Thulani Makhalanyane, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria, has recently been elected to the board of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME). The board currently has 12 directors from the USA, Europe, South...
UP ISMC clinches double win at malaria research conference
Posted on August 14, 2018
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) researchers scooped awards at the recent Southern African Malaria Research Conference held at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg.
Hosted by the South African Medical Research Council,...
Dr Jandeli Niemand – waving UP’s flag for Malaria Elimination
Posted on August 03, 2018
Dr Jandeli Niemand won the award for the best oral presentation at the 4th Annual Southern African Malaria Research Conference 2018. Through her outstanding contribution UP’s name was held high at the meeting themed: Malaria Elimination: A Moving Target, where many key contributors to...
UP Scientists Honoured at NSTF Awards
Posted on June 29, 2018
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), headed by Prof Tiaan de Jager, has won a prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Award at a gala dinner last night. Prof Kevin Wall was honoured with a lifetime achievement award, while Prof Mmantsae...
“Brian Sharp Award” for Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology Postdoctoral Fellow
Posted on April 26, 2018
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology wins “Brian Sharp Award” at the 7th MIM Pan African Malaria conference
State-of-the-art biomolecular laboratories create opportunities for collaboration
Posted on April 18, 2018
“These world-class laboratories will allow us to consolidate and grow our research base in the newly consolidated Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology under Prof Paulette Bloomer.” These sentiments were shared in March this year by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal,...
A first for South Africa
Posted on April 16, 2018
Ms Takalani Makhanṱhisa, who will soon be commencing her MSc studies in Medical Entomology at the University of Pretoria (UP), was recently awarded the Dr Sylvia Meek Scholarship for Entomology during a ceremony at UP.