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The Division Biochemistry at UP promotes the ideal of 'useful citizenship' through excellence in teaching and research. Our research addresses real world problems (malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hypertension, cancer etc.)  and trains critical thinkers and problem solvers. The division annually publishes high impact research and develops viable patents. Our state of the art laboratories are updated regularly through funding from government, the university and international agencies. Our tissue culture, cell and molecular biology, analytical biochemistry and structural biology research facilities are complemented by continually expanding bioinformatics and systems biology capabilities. Postgraduate students benefit from additional national and international training opportunities to complement departmental in put which improves their career trajectories and better prepares them to contribute to our mission, vision and goals.

In line with the mission of the University of Pretoria and the rich interdisciplinary environment that it provides, the Division of Biochemistry is committed to

  • providing cutting edge biochemical education
  • achieving research excellence by investigating solutions to real-world problems utilizing all areas of modern biochemistry
  • improving quality of life through holistic teaching and research.
  • producing  sought after products of research and training including human resources, high impact publications and viable patents


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