Wednesday, 23 January 2019
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
A new timeline for the evolution of early humans

New research from an international team of scientists led by Dr Robyn Pickering, an isotope geochemist from the Department of Geological Sciences at UCT, is the first to provide a timeline for fossils from the caves in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind – the world’s richest site for fossils of our human ancestors. It also sheds light on the type of climate that our early ancestors lived in and how this changed in the past.

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 11:00
Aquaculture key to food security and nutrition?

As the pressure grows on the world’s arable land, aquaculture must play a bigger role in food production if we are to feed a population of 9.8 billion by 2050, as estimated by the United Nations, says University of Cape Town (UCT) Emeritus Professor John Bolton.

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 10:45