Cancer Biology
Scientists in CNPS are studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer with a view to developing novel treatment strategies.
Cellular Neuroscience
Cellular neuroscientists in CNPS 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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Tuesday, 27 July 2021
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
Celebrating Africa Day

Africa Day provides us with an occasion to celebrate the history of Mother Africa, our continent, rich in heritage and culture. Similarly, our department is blessed in having a diverse complement of staff and students from all across her land. As we and our fellow Africans continue to face numerous challenges, let us reflect on how our diverse culture and heritage can be leveraged for positive change on our beloved continent.

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 May 2021 - 11:15
Portrait of Prof Tania Douglas on stage durign her TED talk
In memory of Prof Tania Douglas

Prof Tania Douglas passed away on 20 March 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Publication Date:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 13:30