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  • UP's Dr Jandeli Niemand wins international prize for malaria research poster

    Posted on August 02, 2019

    Dr Jandeli Niemand from the Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria (UP) has won a prize for her poster entitled: “The use of phenomics to generate mode of action fingerprints of antiplasmodial...

  • UP's Prof Myburg receives International Forest Biotechnologist of the Year Award

    Posted on August 02, 2019

    Prof Zander Myburg, Director of the Forest Molecular Genetics Programme in the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria, recently received the prestigious Biotechnologist of the Year Award from the Institute of Forest Biosciences.

  • UP Microbiology PhD student wins international prize

    Posted on July 22, 2019

    A UP PhD student in microbiology, Itumeleng Baloyi, was recently awarded the first prize for the best poster presentation at the Phytochemical Society of Europe and Young Scientist Meeting 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

  • ‘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...

  • First Soapbox at NAS with two renowned academics

    Posted on April 05, 2019

    Two seasoned academics from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), Prof Jan Verschoor (Biochemistry) and Prof Wentzel Schoeman (Chemistry) recently gave their own unique flavour to the term ‘soapbox’.

  • Two NAS researchers elected to SCAR

    Posted on March 20, 2019

    Two researchers from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria, Dr Thulani Makhalanyane and Dr Christel Hansen, have been elected to the South African National Committee (SANC) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), an...

  • 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,...

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