Friday, 14 August 2020
Emeritus Professor Ken MacGregor: 1946─2020

The Faculty of Science mourns the passing of Emeritius Professor Ken MacGregor, who was Head of Department of Computer Science for more than 30 years.  

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 - 13:45
New study finds more biodiversity in richer neighbourhoods

A unique global study has found that wealthier neighbourhoods in cities have more biodiversity in comparison to poorer ones – a pattern that scientists have called the ‘luxury effect’. However, this study found that this effect is far greater in the more arid regions of the world.  Associate Professor Arjun Amar, from the Department of Biological Sciences, is co-author of the paper published this week in the international journal Global Ecology & Biogeography.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 12:30
Six UCT researchers are ‘Science Oscars’ finalists

On 30 July 2020, the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) will host its 22nd annual awards event in partnership with South32. This year, six researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among the finalists.  Emeritus Professor William Bond, from the Department of Biological  Sciences is one of them. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 09:15
The ocean’s genome: protecting and sharing it

The vast array of species that inhabit the oceans has already proven to be an important source of innovative resources, including enzymes for COVID-19 testing and a protein valuable in the fight against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. As World Oceans Day approaches on 8 June, Professor Rachel Wynberg, a member of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, explains how we can better protect and share the benefits from this biodiversity to ensure it continues to be a resource for future generations.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 21:00