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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Sunday, 19 September 2021
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
portrait of jerry ochola
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
Youth Month: Find your passion, says 24-year-old lecturer

Jeshika Luckrajh, Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy in UCT's Department of Human Biology, talks about her steep trajectory into academia at the age of just 23 (she’s now 24) and the importance of mentors.

Publication Date:
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 16:45
BME PhD student Xolisile Thusini awarded UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng scholarship

Ms Xolisile Thusini, PhD student in the Division of Biomedical Engineering under supervision of A/Prof Tinashe Mutsvangwa, has been awarded the 2021 UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng scholarship. Congratulations to Xolisile to this outstanding recognition!

Publication Date:
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 - 11:15