Cancer Biology
Scientists in Cell Biology are studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer with a view to developing novel treatment strategies.
Cellular Neuroscience
Cellular neuroscientists in Cell Biology are exploring the properties of single brain cells in order to understand system-level phenomena relevant to brain function and dysfunction.
Social Responsiveness
The Department of Human Biology offers regularly open days and job shadowing opportunities for high school learners - to showcase our research and increase attractiveness of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Bone Boxes
Bone samples provide a rich source to study variation in anatomical features
Stroke Rehabilitation
reScribe is a robotic hand exoskeleton developed as a rehabilitation tool for stroke patients to improve fine motor skills through task oriented handwriting therapy
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Monday, 24 January 2022
Portrait of Sharon Prince
2020/2021 NRF Hamilton Naki Award for Professor Sharon Prince

Professor Sharon Prince, Head of the Department of Human Biology at UCT, received the prestigious Hamilton Naki Award at the annual National Research Foundation (NRF) Special Recognition Awards Ceremony held on 2 November 2021.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 - 15:30
Epilepsy in SA investigated through unique collaboration

Emerging researcher Dr Joseph Raimondo, a senior lecturer in UCT's Department of Human Biology is investigating through his recently awarded Wellcome Trust International Intermediate Fellowship epilepsy, a neurological disorder affecting 50 million people globally that arises from malfunctioning brain networks that result in seizures.

Publication Date:
Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 15:00
Sudesh Sivarasu and Malebogo Ngoepe appointed as UCT Research Centre directors

Congratulations to Associate Professors Sudesh Sivarasu and Malebogo Ngoepe to their recent apointment as directors of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre and the Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics at UCT.

Publication Date:
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 - 09:45
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Welcome to visiting researcher Dr Jerry Ochola

Welcome to Dr Jerry Ochola from Moi University in Kenya to a nine-month research visit to the Mechanobiology Lab funded through an Africa Research Excellence Fund fellowship.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 11:30