Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change
Posted on June 26, 2017
Professor Frans Swanepoel from the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, discusses the possibilities that science offers for the future of farming and food security in Africa.
UP joins worldwide research project to fight bacteria affecting tropical and subtropical crops
Posted on June 22, 2017
The University of Pretoria (UP) has become a partner in the TROPICSAFE project, an initiative to fight three economically important bacterial diseases of citrus plants, grapevines and palms.
Science affords you the opportunity to ask questions
Posted on May 25, 2017
More than 60 prizes and trophies were awarded to the top students in the Faculty at the Annual Outstanding Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, which took place earlier this month.
Three UP students excel at DST/NRF National Global Change Conference
Posted on January 30, 2017
Three students from the University of Pretoria were recognised for their excellent presentations at the third DST/NRF National Global Change Conference hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban in December 2016.
UP researchers unravel gene networks driving wood formation in trees
Posted on January 26, 2017
A team of researchers in the Department of Genetics at the University of Pretoria together with collaborators in Belgium, Canada and the USA, are reporting one of the first large-scale, integrated analyses of 10 000s of genes profiled in the developing wood of plantation trees.
We need your help to inspire the scientists of tomorrow!
Posted on January 20, 2017
Cape Citizen Science, a project that enlists the help of the public to identify organisms that are killing some of the fynbos species in the Western Cape, has launched a crowd funding campaign to provide youth from a local township with an opportunity to spend a day learning and taking part in...
New project to address issues at water-plant-food public health interface
Posted on January 09, 2017
A three-year grant under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program by the USAID and the South African Department of Science and Technology was recently awarded to Prof Lise Korsten and her research team from the Department of Plant and Crop Sciences at the University of...
Best first-year lecturer in NAS awarded
Posted on December 13, 2016
A lecturer who inspires and motivates students ... This encompasses Mr Carel Oosthuizen, the first-year co-ordinator for Animal Diversity in the Department of Zoology and Entomology who received the Best First-year Lecturer Award in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) on 2...