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  • 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.

  • Presidential Award for Dr Tesfamariam

    Posted on March 11, 2016

    Dr Eyob H Tesfamariam, a senior lecturer in the Department of Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria, was recently awarded the Presidential Award from the Soil Science Society of South Africa.

  • Two prestigious prizes for Plant Science student

    Posted on March 07, 2016

    Ms Rabia Mathakutha, a master’s student in the Department of Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences, recently received two prestigious awards at the Joint Annual Conference of the South African Association of Botany and the Southern African Society for Systematic Biology.

  • Three L'Oreal Fellowships awarded to UP researchers

    Posted on December 07, 2015

    One staff member and two PhD students from the University of Pretoria won three of the twelve fellowships awarded by the 2015 L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa 2015 programme.

  • 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...

  • Rainwater harvesting garden receives two sought after awards

    Posted on October 19, 2015

    We are proud to announce that the newest section of the Manie van der Schijff Botanical Gardens has recently achieved recognition in two coveted categories in the Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA) Awards of Excellence 2015

  • 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 student wins prize at 2015 Indibano - SAEON conference

    Posted on September 15, 2015

    Rabia Mathakutha won the People's Choice award for her presentation at the recent SAEON conference

  • 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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