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Prof M. Venter won the Prestigious NSTF-BHP Billiton Award
S van Niekerk
Posted on 09 Jul 2013

Prof M. Venter won the Prestigious NSTF-BHP Billiton Award sponsored by the NRF for individual output in Science and technology in the last 5-10 years.

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Entomology trip to Uganda
Dr L Braack
Posted on 13 May 2013

This short report is meant to give you a sense of what transpired during the trip to Uganda

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ZRU walks away with 7 prizes at the Gala dinner, Faculty of Health Sciences
S van Niekerk
Posted on 21 Jan 2013

The Zoonoses Research Unit (ZRU) was very happy to boast with 7 prizes at the Gala dinner, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2012.

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The second Southern African Post-graduate student symposium
S van Niekerk
Posted on 01 Oct 2012

PhD students, Charmaine van Eeden and Stephanie van Niekerk presented their research at the SAPSS in September 2012

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International conference in Orvieto, Italy
S van Niekerk
Posted on 01 Oct 2012

Prof Marietjie Venter and Charmaine van Eeden presented at the Joint Conference on emerging and re-emerging epidemics affecting global health

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Bat catching in Uganda
S van Niekerk
Posted on 10 Sep 2012

In April 2012, Dr Leo Braack and Ms Voula Stivaktas of the ZRU, joined a group of scientists in Uganda from CDC’s VSPB, Atlanta and CDC’s Uganda Virus Research Institute (CDC/UVRI), Entebbe, involved in identifying the Ebola Sudan virus reservoir.

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Presentations at national conferences
S van Niekerk
Posted on 07 Sep 2012

Prof Marietjie Venter and Charmaine van Eeden gave oral presentations at the Southern African Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine conference at the Farm Inn Hotel on the 1st -2nd of August 2012.

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Presentations at International conferences
S van Niekerk
Posted on 07 Sep 2012

Prof Marietjie Venter and Charmaine van Eeden presented at the 13th Conference of the international Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 20-24th of August 2012

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Visit from members of the USA
S van Niekerk
Posted on 26 Jun 2012

On 25 June, the Zoonoses Research Unit was visited by a team of seven people from the US Department of State, the US Department of Defence and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.

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New member of staff in Zoonoses Research Unit
S van Niekerk
Posted on 06 Jun 2012

Dr Leo Braack joined the Zoonosis Research Unit (ZRU) in April as Research Entomologist/Ecologist, bringing with him valuable experience to complement the existing skills within the unit for investigation of arboviruses in the subcontinent.

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BSL3 facility passes DAFF inspection
S van Niekerk
Posted on 29 Apr 2012

The state of the art BSL3 facility passed the DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) inspection....

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Prof R Swanepoel: An important appointment at the Zoonoses Research Unit (ZRU)
S van Niekerk
Posted on 26 Apr 2012

Prof R Swanepoel was appointed as a Consultant on Biosafety and Biosecurity at the ZRU.

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State of the art BSL3 laboratory
S van Niekerk
Posted on 20 Mar 2012

The Department Medical Virology, Zoonoses Research Unit boasts a new state of the art BSL3 laboratory that was manufactured in the USA by Germfree Inc.

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Field trip to Thabazimbi to catch mosquitoes
S van Niekerk
Posted on 20 Mar 2012

Students and personnel from the ZRU together with an entomologist (Prof P Almeida) from Portugal set off to the Thabazimbi district to catch mosquitoes.

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