Wednesday, 23 January 2019
The road to gigantism: understanding how the ancestors of giant sauropod dinosaurs grew

A recently published paper by PhD candidate Emil Krupadan, in conjunction with his supervisor Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, from the Department of Biological Sciences, and Dr Diego Pol, from Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, in Argentina, gives understanding of how the ancestors of giant sauropod dinosaurs grew on the road to gigantism.

Publication Date:
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 11:30
Pursuing new ways to cure cancer

UCT Faculty of Science alumnus Professor Frank Slack presented the annual Science Faculty Distinguished Alumni Lecture, with a talk entitled “Our smallest genes and cancer – prospects for personalised medicine”. In his talk, this pioneering Harvard University scientist shared his groundbreaking research which holds the promise of new ways to cure cancer and other illnesses.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 08:30
Comp Sci and IS join forces

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) departments of Computer Science and Information Systems (IS) have hosted their first combined IT Showcase, signalling a commitment to respond optimally to South Africa’s IT graduate requirements.

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - 08:30
ASSAf honours scientists from UCT

Two academics from the Faculty of Science at UCT, Professor Kelly Chibale and Professor Kevin Naidoo, were among 20 of the country's leading scholars and scientists inaugurated as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at the annual award ceremony.  Dr Sarah Fawcett, a lecturer in the Oceanography department, featured in ASSAf’s inauguration of 10 new members of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS).

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 - 12:15