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  • 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...

  • Old Profs can still pipette!

    Posted on May 15, 2018

    In a pipetting competition held by Inqaba Biotech at the recent SASM conference, Prof demonstrated that despite years of office time, he still hasn't lost the art! The competition was to use 4 different pipettes, and pipette multiple volumes of water to a total of 2mL, into a pre-weighed...

  • African ISME Ambassadors Meeting

    Posted on April 12, 2018

    The African ISME Ambassadors Meeting was held during 1st-7th April across the Main Campus of the University of Pretoria and at Muldersdrift in conjunction with the South African Society of Microbiology meeting. The main activity was an ISME Ambassadors workshop with the ISME President, ISME...

  • CMEG congratulates Marc and Casper on the successful completion of their Ph.D. degrees

    Posted on February 12, 2018

    The Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG) recently had two of its Ph.D. candidates successfully complete their degrees. Both Casper Kamutando and Marc W. Van Goethem presented the results of their Ph.D. research projects on Monday 5th February 2018 during their Prestige Seminars, and...

  • THE GRI HOSTS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SYMPOSIUM

    Posted on November 14, 2017

    THE GRI HOSTS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SYMPOSIUM The Genomics Research Institute hosted another very successful symposium on Friday, 10 November at the Plant Sciences Auditorium at the University of Pretoria. In total, there were 21 speakers, 1 plenary and 1 keynote presentations. The GRI community...

  • CMEG student wins best oral presentation at Genetics Postgraduate Symposium

    Posted on November 07, 2017

    Storme de Scally, a student at the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, won the best oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Genetics Postgraduate Student Symposium. Storme is currently in the final stages of her Master's degree in Genetics, and works on microbial communities in the Southern...

  • Dr Riaan Rifkin wins best presentation at the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Research Conference.

    Posted on October 20, 2017

    Dr Riaan Rifkin, a Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, was recently awarded the best presentation at the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Research Conference.

  • Marc Van Goethem selected as one of the Top 100 university students in South Africa by Gradstar Awards

    Posted on October 04, 2017

    Marc Van Goethem, a final year Ph.D. student at the University of Pretoria Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG), was recently selected as one of the Top 100 university students in South Africa through the Gradstar Awards programme.

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