New beginnings at NAS: Meet Dr Jarishma K Gokul
Posted on February 17, 2021
Meet Dr Jarishma K Gokul, Lecturer and Microbiome Group Leader in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences who was appointed in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in January 2021.
National Geographic Society profiles UP researcher who traces ancient human diseases
Posted on October 20, 2020
Dr Riaan Rifkin, a Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria (UP), was honoured with a profile in a recent edition of National Geographic Society for his work on tracing the DNA of ancient human diseases.
UP and partners awarded EU grant to study South Atlantic microbiomes
Posted on September 26, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) is part of a consortium that has been awarded €11 million (about R 216 million) to study the microbiomes in the South Atlantic Ocean.
UP Vice-Principal becomes first female president of the Royal Society of South Africa
Posted on October 10, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s Vice Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education, Professor Stephanie Burton, has been elected President of the Royal Society of South Africa, the first woman to hold the position in the organisation’s 111-year history.
UP PhD student a runner-up in SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement competition
Posted on March 13, 2019
Ms Yashini Naidoo, a second-year PhD student at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG), is the runner-up in the Writing category of the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) Young Science Communicator Competition. Her...
UP Academic elected to International Board
Posted on October 02, 2018
Dr Thulani Makhalanyane, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and
Microbiology has recently been elected to the board of the International Society of Microbial
Ecology (ISME). The board currently has 12 directors from the USA, Europe, South America, and
Australia. At 34...
Bright student has a planet named after him
Posted on July 11, 2018
How many people can say they have had a planet has been named after them and that they have published internationally, all before reaching the age of 21?
Bernard Smit, a final-year microbiology student at the University of Pretoria (UP), recently published an article in the international journal...
Prof Don Cowan published his 300th paper
Posted on June 25, 2018
To add to Prof Don Cowan's accomplishments on the 6th of June 2018 he achieved his 300th publication. The paper titled “Temporal shifts of fungal communities in the rhizosphere and on tubers in potato fields” was accepted by the journal of Fungal Biology. Achieving 300 publications is...