UP Department of Physiology MSc Student Triumphs at the African Inclusive Microscopy Symposium
Posted on March 03, 2022
Masters student from the Department of Physiology, Charlise Basson, won first place for Best Oral Presentation in the light microscopy category during the International African Inclusive Microscopy Symposium (AfInMic) - Student Microscopy Symposium 2021, which was hosted on 29 November - 3...
World Diabetes Day: UP insulin project acknowledges crucial role of nurses in managing the disease
Posted on November 14, 2020
South Africa has the highest levels of diabetes-related mortality on the African continent. In 2019, 89 800 of the 366 200 diabetes-related deaths in Africa occurred in South Africa.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Prevention is in the genes
Posted on October 23, 2020
Globally, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and about nine million lose their lives to the disease annually. But next-generation DNA technologies and sequencing are heralding a change to the outlook of the disease, and the rapid development and roll-out of DNA tests could...
DNA Day: UP expert on how DNA technology is changing the face of cancer
Posted on April 25, 2020
DNA Day on 25 April is an opportunity to recognise scientific accomplishments and acknowledge that the vast amount of knowledge available today will lead to tomorrow’s discoveries – which will ultimately contribute to our health and well-being, especially in the fight against cancer.
Millions survive breast cancer, but the disease needs vigilance
Posted on October 30, 2019
Statistics show that one in 28 women in South Africa may develop breast cancer in their life. This represents approximately 25% of all cancers in women. Globally, more than two million new cases of breast cancer were reported in 2018.
'No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid' – a motto UP's Professor Alisa Phulukdaree lives by
Posted on August 22, 2019
In the eighth interview of our #WomenofUP series for Women’s Month, we profile Professor Alisa Phulukdaree, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology
Department of Physiology's PhD student wins prestigious research award at an international conference in Turkey
Posted on August 01, 2019
Miss Jolene Helena, a PhD student (upgraded from her Master of Science) in the Department of Physiology (Faculty of Health Sciences) under the supervision of Dr AE Mercier, Prof AM Joubert and Dr P Mabeta, recently attended the International Conference on Radiation Biology and Free Radical in...
The first dual-registered PhD between the Faculty of Health Sciences (University of Pretoria and the Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Posted on May 18, 2019
On 6 April 2019, Ms Elsa Nolte completed her PhD in Human Physiology (University of Pretoria) which was jointly awarded with Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (France) as Docteur (Biologie cellulaire). This is the first dual PhD registration between the Faculty of Health Sciences of the...