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  • Plant blindness is a real thing: why it’s a real problem too

    Posted on September 27, 2018

    If you lived in London at the height of William Shakespeare’s fame, in the 15th century, you probably knew a fair amount about plants. The famous playwright often alluded to potions and poisons derived from plants, and most of his audience would have recognised them. By comparison, research...

  • Official launch of the NAS T&L Bulletin - Wednesday 1 August 2018

    Posted on July 31, 2018

    Official launch of the NAS T&L Bulletin - Wednesday 1 August 2018

  • Aloe Walks on Hillcrest Campus

    Posted on June 07, 2018

    Due to the late rains and favorable temperatures this year we are having an unparalleled Aloe flowering season. The Curator of our Botanical Garden would like to invite you to join him in enjoying the display and learning more about these amazing plants and the water wise gardening drive of UP.

  • Collaboration key to success in science

    Posted on April 09, 2018

    ‘Science is not a solitary journey and collaborations should start from as early as possible.’ These are the words of PhD student in Medicinal Plant Science in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), Carel Oosthuizen, who was recently awarded the...

  • Plant science students fly UP flag high

    Posted on February 26, 2018

    Climate change, food scarcity, drought and increasing food prices are some of the challenges facing the world today. As young academics come face-to-face with these global challenges, they are determined to take charge by taking up careers that are aimed at making a lasting impact.

  • Prestigious award inspires Renaan to achieve more

    Posted on January 29, 2018

    “Receiving this award has tremendous significance by not only motivating me to keep pushing and doing better, but also proving to myself that I can achieve more than what I deem possible. This is the first award of such calibre that I received.” Mr Renaan Shane Thompson, a PhD...

  • Forests are living on the edge – and this is not a good thing

    Posted on November 22, 2017

    The University of Pretoria's Dr Pieter Olivier is part of an international collaboration whose work was recently published in Nature. The study highlights how biodiversity is changing as a result of deforestation.

  • Prof Bernard Slippers appointed as Director of FABI

    Posted on November 17, 2017

    Prof Bernard Slippers has officially been appointed as Professor and Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria from 1 January 2018.

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