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  • 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.

  • Sharing the latest buzz about bees with learners

    Posted on July 27, 2016

    As part of an outreach programme to create awareness about the plight of the bee, the Social Insect Research Group (SIRG) from the Department of Zoology and Entomology aka 'The Bee Group' visited the Grade 7 learners of Cornwall Hill College during their Natural Science lessons earlier this year.

  • 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.

  • Livestock protein supplement of the future

    Posted on June 21, 2016

    Ms Nina Parry, a master's student in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at UP, is investigating the use of fly maggots to reduce organic waste and to process these maggots into a protein for livestock and farmed fish.

  • Insects as an alternative food source

    Posted on May 30, 2016

    According to Dr Yusuf Abdullah, a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, a large variety of insects are relatively easy to grow and are highly nutritious as well.

  • The fruit industry's big problem

    Posted on May 13, 2016

    Dr Chris Weldon, of the Department of Zoology and Entomology at UP, is researching the prevalence of fruit flies and how certain species are able to tolerate certain weather conditions better than others.

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