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
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
Lecturer and students around skeleton in anatomy class
Teaching the teachers - Short course on teaching in HUB

HUB organises with UCT's Centre for Higher Education Development a short course for its staff on educational theories and pedagogies to become more effective educators to our students and mentors of teaching practices to our next-generation educators.


Publication Date:
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 11:15
In remembrance: Sharmilah Booley

Sharmilah was a cherished colleague, friend and teacher and a ray of sunshine, with a bubbly personality, ready smile and good humour. She will be sorely missed but will not be forgotten by those of us who were fortunate to know her | Watch the memorial service

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 15:45