Research News

  • New research and teaching focus on Energy Resources

    Posted on January 07, 2015

    A new research and teaching focus on Energy Resources at the University of Pretoria will provide the ideal conditions to assist in the development of graduates for international petroleum and gas companies working regionally and across the continent.

  • Seed Science research at UP

    Posted on January 07, 2015

    Seed Science research, such as seed health tests, general seed pathology, seed vigour and seed germination as determined by the International Seed Testing Association rules, is continuously performed by the University of Pretoria Seed Science Group.

  • MRC Extramural Research Unit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy awarded to UP

    Posted on December 05, 2014

    Professor Michael Pepper and his team of researchers at the University of Pretoria have been awarded an MRC Extramural Research Unit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

  • Prof Martin Schwellnus to head new Sports, Exercise, Medicine and Lifestyle Research Institute at UP

    Posted on December 05, 2014

    As a first step towards the development of a Sports, Exercise, Medicine and Lifestyle Research Institute at the University of Pretoria (UP), the Faculty of Health Sciences has appointed Prof Martin Schwellnus as head of the new Institute.

  • Research innovation at UP acknowledged in competitions

    Posted on December 01, 2014

    In the recent Accelerator Programme Innovation Competition, UP academics Dr Candice van Wyk, Dr Francien Botha and Prof Kobus Eloff were awarded top honours and received the sum of R300 000 for their innovative product called Candida-free Natural. They also came second in the GAP Biosciences...

  • 'Tell and be heard'

    Posted on November 28, 2014

    A Centre staff project at the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at UP has led to the development of multilingual communication boards specifically aimed at helping individuals with complex communication needs to disclose victimization.

  • PAIN MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY IN SCHOOL SETTINGS

    Posted on November 27, 2014

    Dr Margareta Adolfsson from the CHILD project at Jönköping University in Sweden visited the Centre for AAC on Monday, 17 November. Margareta, Ensa Johnson (CAAC), together with Dr. Stefan Nilsson (CHILD; Göthenburg University, Sweden) are doing research on how pain in children with cerebral...

  • Research on the influence of temperature on the vectors of African horse sickness conducted at UP

    Posted on November 27, 2014

    Research done at the University of Pretoria has found that the abundant occurrence of two species of midges that cause AHS could be due to their ability to withstand cold temperatures.

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