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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • CMEG student awarded a Gauteng Biotech Fundi Award

    Posted on October 03, 2017

    Storme de Scally, an MSc student at the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG) at the University of Pretoria, was awarded the Best Performing Student at the 2017 Gauteng Biotech Fundi Awards.

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