ANALYSIS: Lockdowns and research – what we lost and what we stand to gain
Posted on May 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic – and the resulting lockdowns – have had a major impact on research at institutions across the world, and universities in particular.
Sheer volume of misinformation risks diverting focus from fighting coronavirus
Posted on April 29, 2020
To manage the COVID-19 pandemic, be it from a personal, national or global perspective, we rely on a constant stream of information. A plethora of dashboards have appeared globally that convey information on the number of people tested, those who are positive, the number of deaths and those who...
UP professors take top honours at 2019 Health Excellence Awards
Posted on November 25, 2019
Thought leaders at UP's Faculty of Health Sciences were honoured at the 2019 Health Excellence Awards as two of the Faculty’s professors won first place and another secured a second runner-up spot.
African genetic diversity could hold answer to unlocking disease susceptibility
Posted on January 24, 2018
A team of South African researchers which includes researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP) recently completed a study aimed at unlocking the unique genetic character of southern African populations.
Prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship awarded to Prof Robert Millar
Posted on June 09, 2017
The prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship was presented to University of Pretoria and University of Cape Town faculty member Professor Robert Millar on Friday, 2 June, for his work in neuroendocrinology.
Genomes, structural biology and drug discovery: fighting drug resistance in cancer and tuberculosis
Posted on April 08, 2016
Prof Sir Tom Blundell, Director of Research and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, presented a public lecture titled 'Genomes, structural biology and drug discovery: fighting drug resistance in cancer and tuberculosis', at the University of...
Alzheimer’s disease – Old friends and new promises
Posted on July 28, 2015
Prof Vanessa Steenkamp and the Phytomedicine Unit in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pretoria (UP), are involved in research to obtain safer and more efficacious treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
Education Innovation: Schools as sites for social change
Posted on May 21, 2015
An interfaculty research team at UP is focussing on schools as sites for social change and the training of teachers to impart health-related messages.