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2019 Masters and PhD Students of Division of Biomedical Engineering
Welcome to 2019 Students in Division of Biomedical Engineering
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 - 11:00

The Division of Biomedical Engineering welcomes 37 postgraduate students who joined various programmes this year.

Administering drugs via mobile messaging
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 13:00

Biomedical engineers from UCT and Osmania University, India, have put their heads together to develop a tool for clinicians to administer medication to their patients remotely using mobile messaging technology.

Prof Tania Douglas awarded with UCT Fellowship
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 - 11:45

Congratulations to Professor Tania Douglas to her induction into UCT's College of Fellows at a graduation ceremony on 14 December 2018.

Congratulations to our Graduates
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 - 10:45

Congratulation to all postgraduate students from the Department of Human Biology who graduated in December 2018 and the best wishes for their future.

Welcome to Dr Adhil Baghwandin
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 - 10:45

Welcome to Dr Adhil Baghwandin who recently joined the Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology as Senior Lecturer.

Congratulations to Ad Hominem Promotions and Merit Awards
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 - 13:45

Congratulations to all staff members of the Department of Human Biology who were successful with their applications for ad hominem promotion and merit awards.

Gizeaddis Simegn receives award at CEST 2018
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 08:30

Congratulations to PhD student Gizeaddis Simegn for receiving a travel award from the 7th International Workshop on CEST Imaging.

When ‘Grumpy’ came to university
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 - 09:15

John Dawson, “Grumpy” to his granddaughter, used to joke that donating his body to the University of Cape Town’s medical school was just a ploy to get into university.

Welcome to Dr Ashwin Isaacs
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 - 11:00

The Department of Human Biology welcomes Dr Ashwin Isaacs as Senior Technical Officer in the Division of Cell Biology. Dr Isaacs will oversee the Histology Laboratory.

Identifying those who die at sea
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 08:45

A pilot study using teeth to explore DNA preservation in the marine environment may be the key to resolving the global challenge of identifying human remains found in the ocean.

Third 100UP Workshop on Biomedical Engineering
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 19:00

The Division of Biomedical Engineering hosted 85 grade-10 pupils from Khayelitsha for the third 100UP Workshop on Biomedical Engineering on 20 October 2018.

Restoring ancestors to their home
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 - 07:45

Returning ancestors to their homes contributes to the transformation of UCT's Human Skeletal Collection, to restoration and to healing.

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