Cancer Biology
Scientists in the Division of Cell Biology are studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer with a view to developing novel treatment strategies.
Cellular Neuroscience
Cellular neuroscientists in the Division of 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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Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Body of work: Reflections of Emeritus Prof Graham Louw

“Here is where you learn to care for your first patient.” - A lesson Professor Graham Louw has given some 7,000 medical students over three decades. And although the setting in an anatomy dissection hall may seem paradoxical, it makes perfect sense - it’s about dignity and humanity in life and death.

Publication Date:
Sun, 24 May 2020 - 16:30
UCT’s Dr Jeroen Swart in recent quarantine in the W-Hotal Yas Island. Photo Lorenzo Verdinelli.
Sport and isolation in a time of COVID-19

Dr Jeroen Swart, sports physician and exercise scientist from the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, is back home in self-isolation after being quarantined in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with members of the UAE Team Emirates cycling team. He talks about isolation and elite sport in a time of COVID-19.

Publication Date:
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 - 16:45
Understanding the glymphatic system

Through his research, Dr Adhil Bhagwandin from the Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology is hoping to better understand the neuroanatomy of the glymphatic system – the brain’s mechanism of removing the metabolic waste produced by neurons.

Publication Date:
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 18:15
Welcome to Dr Mubeen Goolam

Welcome to Dr Mubeen Goolam who joins the department as Lecturer in the Division of Cell Biology.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 - 17:00