Oppenheimer Generations funds two research chairs at the University of Pretoria
Posted on March 22, 2022
Speaking at the launch, UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe thanked the Oppenheimer family for supporting research in under-resourced fields.
#International Day of Forests: 'Forest entomology is the key to healthier forests' – UP forestry experts
Posted on March 21, 2022
#International Day of Forests: 'Forest entomology is the key to healthier forests' – UP forestry experts, To raise awareness of the importance of forests and promote more sustainable forestry practices, the United Nations proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests.
Research on genetic health of forest fig trees
Posted on December 21, 2021
Ficus trees are an essential source of food in forests because they produce fruit year-round. However, South African forests have been fragmented into tiny pieces since before the ice ages.
Two UP academics feature on prestigious Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers List 2021
Posted on November 16, 2021
Clarivate has recognised UP researchers Profs Rangan Gupta and Mike Wingfield as Highly Cited Researchers 2021, as demonstrated by the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1%.
University of Pretoria expert to co-lead eucalyptus tree genome project
Posted on November 15, 2021
Prof Zander Myburg of UP’s Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute is part of an international team that will embark on a large-scale genome sequencing of 2 000 eucalyptus trees.
Prof Michael Bruford receives A2-rating from NRF
Posted on November 02, 2021
Professor Michael Bruford, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics, and Microbiology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria (UP), recently received his A2-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF).
Exposing the secrets of desert extremophiles
Posted on October 28, 2021
Hardy cyanobacteria in the Namib Desert rely on rock shelters and opportunistic water consumption to safely carry out photosynthesis and survive.
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION WEEK: Respect for all is crucial to make the world a better place
Posted on September 28, 2021
Respect for all is crucial to make the world a better place, Dr Pedro Lebre from the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology.
NAS Women: Recognising and unlocking your talent is critical
Posted on August 31, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Prof Sanushka Naidoo
Why UP researchers like rooibos, Nguni cows and 50 000-piece microbial puzzles
Posted on August 20, 2021
Prof Thulani Makhalanyane and Prof Emma Archer say that life found only in Africa, from invisibly tiny microbes to huge mammal herds and our kaleidoscope of plants can give us medicines, technologies and ways to manage climate change.
NAS Women: Don’t be afraid of making mistakes or of failure
Posted on August 19, 2021
Women’s Month: Focus on Ronishree Mangwanda
NAS Women: Be grateful for your opportunities; not many get them
Posted on August 18, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Ms Meta Leshabane
NAS Women: “Zest for change” inspires me
Posted on August 15, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Dr Sekelwa Cosa
NAS Women: Give your best and be confident!
Posted on August 13, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Ms Shado Mahlangu
NAS Women: True strength lies in one’s ability to get up and keep going
Posted on August 10, 2021
Women’s Month: Focus on Ms Gayle Wall
NAS Women: Make your education a priority
Posted on August 07, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Ms Dolly Ayob
NAS Women: Evolve or remain...
Posted on August 06, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Ms Michelle Bheemraj
NAS Women: Have the courage to pursue your dreams
Posted on August 03, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Ms Saronda Fillis
NAS celebrates Women’s month in style
Posted on August 01, 2021
NAS celebrates Women’s month in style, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Women’s Month
NAS Women: Find your passion in life
Posted on August 01, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Prof Paulette Bloomer