‘Malaria research is very close to my heart’, says UP graduate who hopes her work will make a difference in her own community
Posted on October 22, 2020
It was only after University of Pretoria (UP) graduate Takalani Makhanthisa began her postgraduate studies in entomology that she realised that more than half of South Africa’s cases of malaria occur in the Vhembe District in Limpopo, her home. Now Makhanthisa hopes her research towards her...
Three UP researchers elected to Academy of Science of South Africa
Posted on October 16, 2020
Three internationally renowned researchers from UP's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences - Professor Roumen Anguelov, Professor Andre Ganswindt and Professor Sheryl Hendriks - have been elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
UP Zoology prof part of study that finds hummingbirds drop body temperature to near freezing point to survive cold nights
Posted on September 22, 2020
A University of Pretoria professor of zoology was part of a team that recently published a study that reveals that tiny hummingbirds living in the Andes Mountains in Peru drop their body temperature from 40°C to 3.3°C, near freezing point, to survive bitterly cold nights. “It is the...
Spotting the right whale for conservation
Posted on September 18, 2020
The Whale Unit of the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI) will be conducting its 41st annual southern right whale photo-identification aerial survey in September 2020.
UP academics part of research paper that attempts to identify the causes of elephant die-off in Botswana
Posted on August 05, 2020
Scientists from South Africa and Pakistan have pooled their expertise in an effort to understand why more than 350 elephants in Botswana have died in just two months.
University of Pretoria boasts five finalists in 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 ‘Science Oscars’
Posted on June 05, 2020
Five academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) are finalists in the 2019/2020 National Science and Technology Forum’s (NSTF) prestigious NSTF-South32 Awards.
PhD student wins writing competition
Posted on March 12, 2020
Quentin Guignard, a PhD student in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, recently won a writing competition held in conjunction with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) and The Conversation Africa. His cash prize of R30 000 will...
NAS celebrates excellence in teaching
Posted on December 16, 2019
What started off as a departmental initiative grew exponentially and culminated in an awards ceremony where excellence in teaching was celebrated at Faculty level.
At the last [email protected] event for 2019, cluster awards in all four clusters (Biological Sciences, Food and Agricultural Sciences,...