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...
Dr Jongman wins GlobalGAP Best Poster Award
Posted on December 09, 2016
Dr Gape Jongman, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria, recently won an award for the best poster at the GlobalGAP Summit 2016.
MSc student wins Best Oral Presentation Award at International Conference
Posted on December 06, 2016
Ms Samantha Jamison, a master's student in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria, recently won the prize for the Best Student Oral Presentation at the 2016 Seed Ecology Conference, organised by the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.
Dr Michelle Greve selected as a TWAS Young Affiliate
Posted on November 01, 2016
A dynamic young lecturer from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria, Dr Michelle Greve, was recently selected as a Young Affiliate of the World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS ROSSA).
Join the hunt for pathogens in the fynbos!
Posted on October 31, 2016
To do his part in helping to conserve the South African fynbos, Mr Joey Hulbert, a PhD student at UP, has initiated a citizen science project to identify pathogens that may be killing some of these unique plants.
Young UP scientists win in Einstein Language Competition
Posted on October 20, 2016
Two students from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences recently walked away with prizes in the LitNet Akademies Einstein Competition.
Five PhD graduates for Prof Lise Korsten
Posted on September 09, 2016
A record number of five Plant Pathology PhD students under the supervision of Prof Lise Korsten graduated at the recent Spring graduation ceremony. This was the highest number of PhD students graduating under one researcher's supervision in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, at a...