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  • Best first-year lecturer in NAS awarded

    Posted on December 14, 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 12, 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 04, 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 21, 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 12, 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...

  • Research Matters: Focus on forest health

    Posted on August 22, 2016

    Visit our brand new Research Matters website to find out more about how researchers at the University of Pretoria are making today matter through projects that support pest management in our forests and plantations.

  • A true Bioscience ambassador for UP and Southern Africa

    Posted on July 19, 2016

    Thokozani Sikhosana, an MSc Biochemistry student at the University of Pretoria (UP) was recently selected as the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) student ambassador for Southern Africa.

  • UP Biotechnologist one of the Next Einsteins

    Posted on July 06, 2016

    Pelly Malebe, a Biotechnology PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria, was recently selected as the Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for South Africa and represented the Next Einstein Forum and her country at the 2016 global gathering.

  • Prof Dave Berger receives NSTF Special Award in Crop Science and Food Security

    Posted on July 01, 2016

    Prof Dave Berger from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been awarded the Special Award in Crop Science and Food Security at the 2015/2016 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards.

  • UP celebrates hybrid model of teaching and learning with a unique fair

    Posted on June 24, 2016

    The first-ever hybrid fair was recently hosted at the University of Pretoria (UP) to celebrate the hybrid model of teaching and learning.

  • 2016 Open Day

    Posted on June 13, 2016

    2016 Open Day at the University of Pretoria

  • Prestigious research award for Prof Brenda Wingfield

    Posted on June 08, 2016

    Prof Brenda Wingfield, one of the University of Pretoria's A-rated scientists was recently awarded the highly prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Memorial Fellowship Award to the value of R1,5 million, made by the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

  • International leadership award for Prof Mike Wingfield

    Posted on May 31, 2016

    Prof Mike Wingfield has been awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for International Scientists for 2016, by his alma mater, the University of Minnesota.

  • The time to be innovative is now!

    Posted on May 18, 2016

    The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria celebrated the academic achievements of its top students at its annual Outstanding Achievers Function earlier in May this year.

  • Traditional knowledge to enhance modern medicine

    Posted on May 11, 2016

    Prof Namrita Lall of the Department of Plant Science in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UP, is bringing science and traditional knowledge together and making it accessible to the modern market.

  • Award for best Soil Science paper to Dr Mbakwe

    Posted on April 20, 2016

    Dr Ikenna Mbakwe, a postdoctoral fellow in Soil Science at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria, recently received an award from the Soil Science Society of South Africa for the best Soil Science paper on Emerging Agriculture.

  • International collaboration advances research

    Posted on March 31, 2016

    Monsanto South Africa is currently running a collaborative research programme with Enterprises University of Pretoria’s Research Solutions, as part of its ongoing commitment to be an innovative agricultural company that creates relevant solutions for growers, consumers and the environment.

  • Horticulture student scooped up awards

    Posted on March 15, 2016

    Mathew Banda, an MSc student in Horticulture in the Department of Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences recently received two prizes from the South African Society for Horticultural Sciences.

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