Prof Bob Millar appointed as President of International Neuroendocrinology Federation
Posted on May 11, 2015
Prof Robert (Bob) Millar, Director of the Mammal Research Institute and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Receptor Biology Unit was recently elected as President of the International Neuroendocrinology Federation (INF).
This way for better wine, says UP plant virologist
Posted on April 29, 2015
Prof Gerhard Pietersen's research on grapevine leafroll disease is quite literally changing the face of the world’s grape and wine industries.
Successful Workshop on Pollinators hosted at UP
Posted on April 14, 2015
A workshop on 'Pollination and Threats to Pollinators', funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Royal Society (UK), was recently hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP).
2015 World Health Day focuses on Food Safety
Posted on April 07, 2015
Food safety is internationally recognised as one of the most important risks to public health and food security.
Breaking down the wall between mathematicians and biologists
Posted on March 24, 2015
Since its inception in August 2013, the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Mathematical Models and Methods in Bioengineering and Biosciences (M3B2), has been working towards strengthening collaboration between mathematicians and biologists.
Getting to know Africa's 'little elephants'
Posted on March 18, 2015
Dr Heike Lutermann of the Department of Zoology and Entomology has been studying the elephant shrew, a small mammal also known as the sengi, for several years.
International project on understanding impact of large-scale land acquisitions launched
Posted on March 17, 2015
The one million Euro AFGROLAND project was launched this week at a project team workshop. This ambitious project (African Food, Agriculture, Land and Natural Resource Dynamics), in the context of global agro-food-energy system changes was awarded through a competitive international bidding...
BioBlitz sets out to record 1 000 species in 48 hours
Posted on March 13, 2015
A team consisting of amateur naturalists and students from the Department of Zoology and Entomology will attempt to record all living species within a designated area over a predetermined time period.