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,...
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...