Research News

  • The 15th International Conference on Science and Innovative Engineering (ICSIE)

    Posted on November 09, 2015

    Analike Blom van Staden, currently a masters student in the department of Medicinal Plant Sciences at UP, presented her MSc. research study at the 15th International Conference on Science and Innovative Engineering (ICSIE) – hosted in Rome, Italy by the International Society for...

  • 2nd Annual DuPont Plant Breeding Symposium 2015

    Posted on October 26, 2015

    Scientists and industry leaders in plant science shared the latest advances in plant breeding at the 2nd Annual DuPont Plant Breeding Symposium Africa at the University of Pretoria (UP) on September 29. The only student-led symposium sponsored by DuPont Pioneer in Africa, the meeting brought...

  • NWU Alumni Award of Excellence

    Posted on October 26, 2015

    Prof. Braam van Wyk, an alumnus of the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, now the North-West University (NWU), was honoured by his alma mater at a special awards ceremony in Sandton on 9 October 2015. During this event the NWU Alumni Award of Excellence was bestowed...

  • Symposium brings together experts from around the world

    Posted on October 15, 2015

    Scientists and industry leaders in plant science recently shared the latest advances in plant breeding at the Second Annual DuPont Plant Breeding Symposium Africa, held at the University of Pretoria (UP).

  • Prof Barker strives to cure 'plant blindness'

    Posted on October 09, 2015

    The newly appointed Head of the School of Plant and Crop Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), Prof Nigel Barker, would like the new School to do its best to cure 'plant blindness'.

  • Plant Science researcher wins New Phytologist award

    Posted on August 14, 2015

    Dr. Barnabas Daru was awarded a prize at the 2015 New Phytologist Symposium

  • Finding answers to herbicide resistance

    Posted on August 13, 2015

    The research component of the Monsanto/BE at UP Collaborative Research Programme aims to monitor whether glyphosate-resistance in weeds is developing and to assess the plant mechanisms involved.

  • Three researchers from Plant Science visit Marion Island

    Posted on July 13, 2015

    Dr Michelle Greve from the Department of Plant Science accompanied by two MSc students, visited Marion Island from the 12th of April until the 15th of May this year. They conducted research concerning alien plant species on the island.

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