Lauren Schroeder from the Department of Archaeology has just had her first paper published in PLOS One with her supervisor Associate Professor Rebecca Ackermann
Professor Guy Midgley, who presented this year's Distinguished Alumni lecture said that human beings are changing the planet so much that we may need to recognise a new geological era. He explained that we have lived in a CO2 constrained world for several million years but that we could, in the next few decades, push the CO2 levels to levels not seen for 50 million years. This represents a major evolutionary shock to modern ecosystems that have evolved under exceptionally low CO2 levels of the past million years.
UCT will compete among the world's top institutions in drug discovery, one of the university's research signature themes, thanks to a powerful new 600MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, coupled to an ultra-sensitive cold probe.
The Department of Chemistry's new, state-of-the-art analytical laboratory gives UCT's undergraduate students access to facilities Professor Kelly Chibale could only dreamed of as a student in the 1980s.