UP ready to address challenges in agriculture for next hundred years
Posted on November 14, 2017
Not only did the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) celebrate a hundred years of agriculture at a prestigious event earlier this month, but it also recognised Dr Johan van Zyl, former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UP and current CEO of African...
Interdisciplinary spring course on solar energy and photosynthesis
Posted on November 01, 2017
The Department of Physics hosted a highly successful postgraduate interdisciplinary course on solar energy and photosynthesis at the University of Pretoria during the October recess.
Prof Mike Wingfield receives Chinese Government Friendship Award
Posted on October 13, 2017
Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and President of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, recently received the Chinese Government Friendship Award for 2017.
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.
Indigenous knowledge-based cosmeceuticals for natural and green cosmetics
Posted on August 31, 2017
The vast traditional knowledge of South Africa's plants is still untapped and there is much work to be done to verify this knowledge and determine how traditional remedies and local plants actually work.
Bright Medicinal Plant Science student inspired to do more
Posted on August 08, 2017
Murunwa Madzinga, a master's student in Medicinal Plant Science at the University of Pretoria, recently won first prize for a poster presentation at the 2017 Indigenous Plant Use Forum (IPUF) conference.
FABI research opens up a world of science for learners
Posted on August 07, 2017
The Forestry and Agricultural Biodiversity Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria recently took science to the community of Philippi.
PhD student in Medicinal Plant Sciences wins coveted prize for best paper
Posted on July 31, 2017
Carel Basson Oosthuizen, a PhD student in Medicinal Plant Sciences in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), was awarded the prize for the best paper at the recent annual conference of the Indigenous Plant Usage Forum (IPUF).