Research News

  • President’s Award for Dr Eyob Tesfamariam

    Posted on February 14, 2019

    Dr Eyob Tesfamariam, from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), recently received the President’s Award from the Soil Science Society of South Africa (SSSSA) for the best oral presentation at the Combined Congress of the SSSSA, the South African...

  • PhD student awarded for her presentation at annual botanist congress

    Posted on February 07, 2019

    A PhD student in Medicinal Plant Sciences Ms Analike Blom van Staden was recently awarded for the best oral presentation by a PhD student at the 45th Annual Congress of the South African Association of Botanists.

  • Best poster award for Ofentse Mathibela

    Posted on February 05, 2019

    Ms Ofentse Mathibela, an honours student in plant science at the University of Pretoria (UP), was named as the winner of the Best poster in Physiology/Ecophysiology/Biotechnology at the 45th Annual Congress of the South African Association of Botanists in early January 2019.

  • Danielle Roodt awarded a DST fellowship for her PhD

    Posted on October 02, 2018

    ‘First I was overjoyed when I received the email informing me that I had been nominated for the Department of Science and Technology (DST) doctoral fellowship, and then absolutely thrilled to be a winner of this prestigious award.’ These were the words of an elated Ms Danielle...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Exploring Marama - a potential indigenous crop

    Posted on March 29, 2018

    Prof Nigel Barker, Dr Quenton Kritzinger and MSc student Lizo Masters (Department of Plant and Soil Sciences) are studying the systematics of the genus Tylosema. Species in this group are drought and produce nutritious seeds, making the "elandsboontjie" a potentially important indigenous crop if...

  • 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.

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