News News

  • Science is exhilarating

    Posted on April 22, 2021

    NAS Featured scientist: Prof Lise Korsten (Professor in Plant Pathology and Co-Director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security

  • NAS celebrates Human Rights

    Posted on March 21, 2021

    In celebration of Human Rights Day today (21 March), we asked a few staff members from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) to share their views on human rights.

  • Science is almost like a calling

    Posted on March 21, 2021

    NAS Featured scientist, Prof Paxie W Chirwa (SAFCOL Forest Chair and Director of the Forest Science Postgraduate Programme)

  • New beginnings at NAS: Meet Dr Jarishma K Gokul

    Posted on February 17, 2021

    Meet Dr Jarishma K Gokul, Lecturer and Microbiome Group Leader in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences who was appointed in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in January 2021.

  • New study reveals mechanism for formation and discovery of fairy circles in Kalahari Desert

    Posted on February 05, 2021

    The hundreds of thousands of bare circular patches in the arid grasslands in the Namib Desert, commonly referred to as fairy circles, have puzzled the scientific community for decades. The fairy circles are mostly confined to a narrow strip, about 50 to 100 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean,...

  • Plant pathologists are excellent problem solvers

    Posted on February 02, 2021

    Plant pathologists are excellent problem solvers Scarce skills in Natural and Agricultural Sciences Focus on a plant pathologist: Dr Mahlane Godfrey Kgatle (Department of Plant and Soil Sciences) Postdoctoral fellow, FABI

  • Wetlands play a vital role in our daily lives

    Posted on February 02, 2021

    2 February is World Wetlands Day. This year’s theme is Wetlands and Water. The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) also celebrates this day and wants to increase awareness and support for the vital role that wetlands play in our daily lives.

  • Natural success: TuksNovation helps UP students turn passion for medicinal plant science into skincare business

    Posted on January 28, 2021

    A start-up company founded by two postgraduate UP students, incubated by UP’s TuksNovation, is starting to turn heads in the natural skincare products market.

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2024. All rights reserved.

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences