Research News

  • Dr Dina Coertzen selected to attend international young scientist programme

    Posted on August 13, 2019

    Dr Dina Coertzen from the Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology has been selected to participate in the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Young Scientist Program (YSP) at Taylor’s University...

  • UP's Dr Jandeli Niemand wins international prize for malaria research poster

    Posted on August 02, 2019

    Dr Jandeli Niemand from the Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria (UP) has won a prize for her poster entitled: “The use of phenomics to generate mode of action fingerprints of antiplasmodial...

  • Two UP malaria experts receive international travel scholarships

    Posted on July 30, 2019

    Two researchers from the Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria (UP), Dr Jandeli Niemand and Dr Dina Coertzen, received travel scholarships to attend the Setting our Sights on Infectious Diseases Conference...

  • Health, well-being and sustainable development, intrinsically connected

    Posted on August 22, 2018

    To achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 which entails ‘ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages,’ involves strengthening of the implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control and providing access to medicines and vaccines. It also involves...

  • Advancing the frontiers of science

    Posted on August 13, 2018

    Dr Vinet Coetzee’s main research objective is to create workable health solutions for Africa that can be used in both hospitals and rural areas. Because access to adequate health facilities is often limited in Africa, she knows her approach has to be different. Using her expertise in...

  • UP academics are category finalists in NSTF Awards

    Posted on June 11, 2018

    Profs Namrita Lall, Xiaohua Xia, Mmantsae Diale, Kevin Wall and the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), headed by Prof Tiaan de Jager are category finalists in this year’s prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards.

  • Three NSTF Award nominees for Faculty of Health Sciences

    Posted on April 19, 2018

    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences has three staff members who are accepted nominees in the highly acclaimed National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards 2017/2018.

  • A first for South Africa

    Posted on April 16, 2018

    Ms Takalani Makhanṱhisa, who will soon be commencing her MSc studies in Medical Entomology at the University of Pretoria (UP), was recently awarded the Dr Sylvia Meek Scholarship for Entomology during a ceremony at UP.

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