Research News

  • Dean of Health Sciences inaugurated into ASSAf

    Posted on October 18, 2017

    Prof Tiaan de Jager, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, was inaugurated as a new member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at its recent annual awards ceremony.

  • SARChI Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control renewed

    Posted on October 11, 2017

    The DST/NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control at the University of Pretoria has just been approved for another five-year cycle. It has also been upgraded from the Tier 2 level to Tier 1.

  • New improved mosquito traps developed in partnership between UP ISMC and private sector

    Posted on September 26, 2017

    The UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control is assisting in the design and testing of an innovative solar-powered trap to monitor mosquito populations, especially in areas where malaria and arboviruses require vector control.

  • Promising mosquito repellent formulations to fight malaria

    Posted on September 05, 2017

    Researchers from the Institute of Applied Materials and the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control recently discovered a special blend of two repellents with improved mosquito repellent efficacy and persistence.

  • Profile: Dr Bianca Brider, working towards malaria elimination

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    Dr Bianca Brider is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pretoria. In 2014, her research on malaria drug discovery earned her a PhD in Biochemistry. She has been studying and working on the malaria parasite for over eight years.

  • Community of Practice in malaria elimination hosted at UP

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    The University of Pretoria (UP) will host its first Community of Practice focusing specifically on the elimination of malaria in the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control.

  • One step closer to malaria elimination

    Posted on June 08, 2017

    An international collaborative effort, including researchers from UP, the University of Cape Town and partners, has resulted in the identification of a new chemical compound that can potentially eliminate malaria.

  • Malaria in Pretoria: Facts, figures and awareness

    Posted on March 10, 2017

    Each year, news reports of malaria cases and deaths in Gauteng result in panic. The UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control is working towards malaria control and eventual elimination, focusing on innovations for prevention.

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