Nick de Beer recognised as Best First-year Lecturer in NAS
Posted on December 12, 2017
Mr Nick de Beer, a lecturer in Chemistry in the Faculty of Natural- and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria, was voted the Best First-year Lecturer in the Faculty on 1 December 2017.
Interdisciplinary spring course on solar energy and photosynthesis
Posted on November 01, 2017
The Department of Physics hosted a highly successful postgraduate interdisciplinary course on solar energy and photosynthesis at the University of Pretoria during the October recess.
One step closer to malaria elimination
Posted on June 08, 2017
An international collaborative effort, including researchers from UP, the University of Cape Town and partners, has resulted in the identification of a new chemical compound that can potentially eliminate malaria.
Science affords you the opportunity to ask questions
Posted on May 31, 2017
More than 60 prizes and trophies were awarded to the top students in the Faculty at the Annual Outstanding Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, which took place earlier this month.
New compounds show promise for the treatment of tuberculosis
Posted on April 18, 2017
A study by researchers in the Department of Chemical Pathology at the University of Pretoria has identified three compounds that may have potential for the treatment of tuberculosis.
New Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies appointed in Faculty of NAS
Posted on April 07, 2017
The University of Pretoria (UP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Edward Webb as Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), with effect from 1 April 2017.
PhD Chemistry student selected to attend 67th Nobel Laureate meeting
Posted on March 15, 2017
Mr Frederick Malan, a final-year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pretoria, is one of only five South African postgraduate students selected to attend the 67th Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany, from 25 to 30 June 2017.
Meteorology student selected to attend International Summer School
Posted on December 15, 2016
Jean du Preez, a Meteorology honours student in the Department of Geography, Meteorology and Geoinformatics at the University of Pretoria was selected to attend the Maïdo Observatory Summer School (MOSS) in Reunion from 28 November to 3 December 2016.
Best first-year lecturer in NAS awarded
Posted on December 14, 2016
A lecturer who inspires and motivates students ... This encompasses Mr Carel Oosthuizen, the first-year co-ordinator for Animal Diversity in the Department of Zoology and Entomology who received the Best First-year Lecturer Award in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) on 2...
SAAWK Student symposium Winners
Posted on November 24, 2016
The SAAWK Student symposium was held at the University of North West, Potchefstroom, on 27 and 28 October 2016. This symposium is held in
Solar Fuel and Energy Storage
Posted on November 01, 2016
A workshop on Solar Fuel and Eenrgy Storage was held on 6-7 October in Pretoria
Natural product chemist leads Department of Chemistry
Posted on September 26, 2016
Prof Vinesh Maharaj, a natural product chemist who was trained in the discovery of new drug leads based on biodiversity samples, was appointed as the Head of the Department of Chemistry from 1 September 2016.
Geology student awarded with Corstorphine Medal
Posted on August 01, 2016
Sameera Mohamed, a PhD student at the University of Pretoria, was recently honoured by the Geological Society of South Africa with the Corstorphine Medal.
UP Biotechnologist one of the Next Einsteins
Posted on July 06, 2016
Pelly Malebe, a Biotechnology PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria, was recently selected as the Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for South Africa and represented the Next Einstein Forum and her country at the 2016 global gathering.
UP celebrates hybrid model of teaching and learning with a unique fair
Posted on June 24, 2016
The first-ever hybrid fair was recently hosted at the University of Pretoria (UP) to celebrate the hybrid model of teaching and learning.
The time to be innovative is now!
Posted on May 18, 2016
The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria celebrated the academic achievements of its top students at its annual Outstanding Achievers Function earlier in May this year.
Saying 'goodbye' to malaria for good
Posted on April 21, 2016
The MRC/UP CSMC and the Goodbye Malaria Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of collaborating on research towards the elimination of malaria in southern Mozambique and South Africa.
NAS academics shine bright at 'Oscars of Higher Education Innovation'
Posted on December 11, 2015
Two academics from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), Dr Patricia Forbes and Ms Thea Corbett, were awarded first prizes at the Reimagine Education 2015 Conference in Philadelphia on 8 December 2015.
Department of Chemistry: Seminar 23 November 2015
Posted on November 13, 2015
Carbene ruthenium chemistry and catalysis beyond metathesis
Department of Chemistry: PhD defence lecture 12 November 2015
Posted on November 09, 2015
Halide-bridged polymers of d-block metals with pyridine- and pyrazine-type donor ligands or cations