Monday, 23 April 2018
UCT researchers discover bone disease in a 265 million-year-old mammal ancestor

Dr Christen Shelton and Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, from the Department of Bilogical Sciences at UCT have discovered an unusual bone tissue pattern that was suspected to be osteomyelitis in the femur of an omnivorous therapsid, more specifically known as a dinocephalian. 

Publication Date:
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:30
Mapping pixels with UCT eResearch

When Associate Professor Adam West from the Department of Biological Sciences began using drones to collect data from his fynbos study plots, he was confronted by a big-data problem. The customised drones were efficient and collected data easily, but they collected a lot of it – more than could be processed timeously by his laboratory’s computers.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:30
Another win for H3D as Kelly Chibale achieves A-rating

Having grown up in the villages and townships of Zambia, Professor Kelly Chibale, Department of Chemistry, became well acquainted with the ravages of malaria at a young age. Now, inspired by a deep spirituality and a love of chemistry, his invaluable contribution to the ongoing battle against this disease – among others – has been awarded an A rating by the National Research Foundation.

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:30
Boosting the breeding success of hornbills

Fear of heights, floods and being mistaken for a poacher punctuated Kate Carstens’ PhD fieldwork on the Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) in the Limpopo Valley and Lowveld regions.Carstens assessed the role of artificial nest boxes to boost breeding success, a tool for conserving these endangered birds. Carstens is graduating with a PhD in Conservation Biology, on 20 December 2017.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 11:30