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...
Dr Alisa Phulukdaree announced as a Next Einstein Forum fellow
Posted on July 31, 2018
Dr Phulukdaree is the third Next Einstein Forum fellow from the University of Pretoria.
New breast cancer research shows promise for the future
Posted on July 27, 2018
A major challenge in cancer research is to find agents that target cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone and unharmed. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments can have many undesirable side effects because they damage healthy cells as well.
Exercise reduces risk of injury and increases vitality
Posted on October 30, 2017
Prof Paola Wood has always believed that exercise could improve quality of life, and a main objective of her research has been to produce usable and relevant work that can make a difference in people's lives.
Research visit to Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus
Posted on October 14, 2017
Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent non-communicable diseases that affects over half of women
Applying health research in South African schools for learners' well-being
Posted on August 23, 2017
A collaborative study involving local and international researchers has created an intervention strategy to help improve the diet and lifestyle of schoolchildren in South Africa.
New nutrition education programme to help children eat healthy
Posted on August 07, 2017
Through her doctoral work with the Institute for Food Nutrition and Wellbeing at UP, Deborah Kupolati is helping a new generation eat healthier by developing a nutrition education programme for primary school teachers.
Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research in the spotlight at UP
Posted on September 06, 2016
The University of Pretoria has identified 'Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease' as one of its four main strategic niche areas for research activity in the next decade.