• Food Science Students Shine As Forensic Investigators

    Posted on November 11, 2008

    The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science

  • UP lecturer wins top research award

    Posted on October 23, 2008

    BSc was initially the compensation course that was presented to her after being turned down from her first choice because of her lack of Physical Science in high school. Little did Dr Mapitsi Thantsha know that she would find a solace in Microbiology to t

  • UP Prof takes on 2nd World Conference on MAGIC BULLETS, (Ehrilch II)

    Posted on October 23, 2008

    Prof Ignacy Cukrowski from the University of Pretoria's Department of Chemistry, recently represented South Africa at a very special and prestigious conference on chemotherapy.

  • University opens its doors to leading African women in agricultural research

    Posted on October 20, 2008

    The University of Pretoria has opened up its doors to host post MSc and post PhD fellows of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Program (AWARD) for advanced science training.

  • African Skies Shine Upon Sci-Enza

    Posted on October 08, 2008

    Sci-Enza hosted yet another Science Is Fun holiday program from 1-3 October 2008. The theme of the program was &#147Exploring the African Sky&#148.

  • Structural Biology / Bioinformatics Workshops at the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit

    Posted on September 30, 2008

    The ACGT Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit, which is part of the Department of Biochemistry, has organized three workshops on structural biology / bioinformatics with well known local and international presenters. The workshops are dedicated t

  • US Government Advisor touches base with UP students

    Posted on September 29, 2008

    Education is the key to the future. The essence of scientific research is making new discoveries. Countries that can make significant scientific and technological advances will move to the forefront of the developing world.

  • UP is proud to host the country's bright sparks

    Posted on September 29, 2008

    The University of Pretoria is proud to host the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists National Finals which will be held for three days from 2 to 4 October 2008 at the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds of the University of Pretoria.

  • Conference combines tradition and culture

    Posted on September 29, 2008

    The South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS) 2008 Conference, which forms part of the centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria and which is officially a heritage month activity of the National Heritage Council, is taking place 30

  • UP adds strength to Biochem training

    Posted on September 10, 2008

    The University of Pretoria has been selected as one of the six institutions participating in the Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products (SABINA) network programme, to be funded through the Carnegie-IAS Regional Initiative in Sc

  • Hands up for GreenUP

    Posted on September 09, 2008

    At least 200 indigenous trees were planted at the Groenkloof Nature Reserve by the recently launched environmental society GreenUP.

  • UP zoologist receives prestigious award

    Posted on September 09, 2008

    The Council of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) has awarded its prestigious Gold Medal for 2008 to Prof Nigel Bennett of the Department of Zoology & Entomology. The ZSSA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.

  • Young food scientist receives international award

    Posted on September 04, 2008

    Department of Food Science lecturer, Dr Naushad Emmambux won the Young Scientist Award to the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 14th Congress of Food Science and Technology.

  • Teachers at forefront of the Intelligence Age

    Posted on August 25, 2008

    Internationally acclaimed author and business consultant Tony Buzan presented a talk on "The brain: A Swiss Army Knife for Improved Academic Performance," at the University of Pretoria, on 21 August 2008.

  • UP Techno X winners

    Posted on August 18, 2008

    The University of Pretoria triumphed as the winner of both the gold and silver awards at the 8th annual Sasol Techno X, which took place in Sasolburg from 11-15 August 2008.

  • UP's Women in Science honoured with top awards

    Posted on August 12, 2008

    Two of the University of Pretoria researchers were prize recipients at the esteemed DST South African Women in Science Awards 2008. Prof Brenda Wingfield and Dr Wanda Markotter excelled at the prize giving ceremony held on 8 August 2008 at the Hilton Hote

  • Growing Minds

    Posted on August 05, 2008

    The University of Pretoria's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Plant Science recently expanded its roots to one of its local feeding schools at their 50th Anniversary. At least 30 trees were donated by the University to Ho

  • 7th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, Singapore

    Posted on July 30, 2008

    Three members from the Department of Statistics attended the 7th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Singapore from 14 - 19 July 2008. This congress was organised by the Bernoulli Society, which is a subdivision of the International Statistica

  • Faculty's Woman in Science Succeeds

    Posted on July 30, 2008

    It is a great pleasure to announce that Dr Sabine Verryn from the X-Ray Analytical Facility, which is linked to the Department of Geology, was recently elected Vice-Chairperson of the Mineralogical Association of South Africa (MINSA).

  • University of Pretoria Hosts China Delegates

    Posted on July 29, 2008

    Seven delegates from the Chinese Government Department of Agriculture recently visited the University of Pretoria's Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences.

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