Thursday, 13 December 2018
Chemistry in and out of the laboratory for postgraduates Laa-iqa and Marwaan Rylands

Husband and wife duo Marwaan and Laa-iqa Rylands will both graduate with postgraduate Chemistry degrees from the Science Faculty on 14 December - Marwaan with a PhD and Laa-iqa with a MSc. They met while studying Chemistry at UCT and have their sights set on making a career for themselves in this field.

Publication Date:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 - 09:00
Never too late to overcome the odds

Friends often tell environmental and geographical scientist Witness Kozanayi that he left his PhD late. He is undeterred. While his academic journey began later than many and followed a road less travelled, Kozanayi’s resolve never wavered. Now, with graduation imminent, he’s proven “it is never too late to catch up”.

Publication Date:
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 - 09:30
Gold medallist Chibale warns of African ‘brain drain’

Professor Kelly Chibale, founder and director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for 2018 by the South African Chemical Institute (SACI) and has been honoured by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) with the 2018 Commemorative Fund Lecture.

Publication Date:
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 08:45
New hope in fight against African Horse Sickness

Researchers at UCT's Biopharming Research Unit (BRU)​ in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology have created a promising new vaccine candidate to help prevent the devastating effects of African Horse Sickness (AHS) – and they’re producing it in tobacco plants. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 11:45