Research News

  • Young UP scientists win in Einstein Language Competition

    Posted on October 21, 2016

    Two students from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences recently walked away with prizes in the LitNet Akademies Einstein Competition.

  • Shedding light on animal responses to changing environments

    Posted on September 29, 2016

    A newly-built facility at the University of Pretoria will permit research on the effects of changing environmental conditions on the behaviour and physiology of small animals.

  • UP researchers excel at the 2016 NRF Awards

    Posted on September 07, 2016

    The annual NRF Awards recognise and celebrate South African research excellence. Awards are presented to researchers in two categories, namely special recognition awards and ratings-linked awards. Several of UP's top researchers received recognition during the recent NRF awards ceremony.

  • 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.

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