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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Professor Gary Marsden receives International Award posthumously

Professor Gary MarsdenProfessor Gary Marsden elected member of CHI Academy. Read more...


Fellows Dinner

Fellows Annual Dinner

It was an occasion, said UCT's Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price, which "gives us an opportunity to reflect on the incredible achievements of our colleagues". Price was speaking at the College of Fellows Annual Dinner on 13 November, at which glasses are raised to veteran - and some prodigal - scholars, who have contributed sufficiently to their fields to be inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows. Read more...

UCT researcher lauded for popularising science

chinsamy turanHead of the Department of Biological Sciences, palaeobiologist Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, has received a top honour for popularising science in sub-Saharan Africa. She has won the World Academy of Science (TWAS) Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Prize for the Public Understanding and Popularisation of Science, one of five researchers from different regions of the developing world to win TWAS awards. Read more...


Sewell's 3-D journey into inner space

Trevor SewellIt's unlikely that Professor Trevor Sewell has ever been introduced as an architect, but in tracing the work outlined in his recent inaugural lecture, A Journey into Inner Space: A view of biology from the atomic perspective, architecture is a neat way of describing his work conceptually. Read more...


UCT scientists shine at MRC awards

BatemanUCT scientists featured prominently in the Medical Research Council's (MRC) recent merit award ceremony, with "the highest honour in medical research in the country" being conferred onto four high profile academics. Emeritus Professor Eric Bateman, director of the Lung Institute, received a lifetime achievement award in the form of the MRC’s platinum medal. Read more...


L'Oreal UNESCO fellowships for doctoral trio

Joyce MwangamaA trio of talented young PhD students has won prestigious L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowship Awards to the value of €15 000. Each has travelled some distance to study at UCT; Joyce Mwangama is from Tanzania, Fiona Baines from Uganda, and Chika Yinka-Banjo from Nigeria. Read more...


UCT scientists get the Swiss on their side

Swiss Federal CouncillorA delegation of Swiss scientists discovered what some of UCT's top researchers were up to during a visit to campus early in September. Led by Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, the delegation toured some of the university's scientific facilities and was treated to presentations by a number of UCT academics that demonstrated cutting-edge innovation at the university. Read more...


UCT search for malaria cure internationally lauded

Prof Kelly ChibaleThe UCT-led effort to find a single dose cure for malaria has been named the 2012 Project of the Year by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). Professor Kelly Chibale, founder and director of the H3-D drug discovery and development centre, and his team received this accolade at a Malaria Symposium held at UCT on Friday. Read more...


'Ultimate' botanist Skelton flies South African flag high

Rob Skelton2012 was something of an annus mirabilis for PhD botany student Rob Skelton. First, he flew the South African flag as part of the national Mambas team (in which he's known by the tag 'Helter') at the Ultimate world championships in Japan. Read more...


Record number of schools at Mathematics Competition

UCT Mathematics competitionHe didn't look it, but Athini Nkota was feeling the pressure. The grade 11 learner from Zola High School in Khayelitsha was one of more than 7 000 participants waiting to get stuck into the annual UCT Mathematics Competition on 17 April. Read more...


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