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Welcome to Dr Mubeen Goolam
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 - 17:00

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

Congratulations to our Graduates
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 - 17:45

Congratulation to all postgraduate students from the Department of Human Biology who graduated in December 2019 and the best wishes for their future.

Inaugural Lecture of Professor Thomas Franz
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 - 18:15

Professor Thomas Franz will deliver his inaugural lecture entitled "Mechanics, Mitochondria and More" on Wed 20 Nov 2019, 16h00-17h00 at the New Learning Centre Lecture Theatre at that Faculty of Health Sciences.

Encoding the values of transformation
Thu, 07 Nov 2019 - 08:00

Dr Tinashe Mutsvangwa and Yvonne Karanja of the Medical Image Inferencing and Distributed Diagnosis (Mi2d2) Research Group in UCT's Division of Biomedical Engineering played an integral part in restoring the dignity and identity of the Sutherland skeletal remains.

Genetic detective: Case of the neural crest
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 - 08:45

A new paper published by Dr Dorit Hockman, a developmental biologist based in the Department of Human Biology, uses the most primitive living vertebrate – the lamprey – as a genetic time machine.

Dr Sharief Hendricks receives 2019 UCT College of Fellows Young Researcher Award
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 09:30

Congratulations to Dr Sharief Hendricks of the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine who was awarded  2019 UCT College of Fellows Young Researcher Award.

Ernesta Meintjes elected as ASSAf Member
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 14:45

Prof Ernesta Meintjes election as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is prestigious acknowledgement of her indisputable achievements in the pursuit and advancement of magnetic resonance imaging science.

Status epilepticus: New research on failing meds
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 18:00

A new paper by University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers and their international co-authors has explained why patients experiencing unrelenting epileptic seizures, or status epilepticus, stop responding to first-line medication benzodiazepine.

50 Years of Biomedical Engineering
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 19:00

While a feat of vision, engineering and innovation was putting men on the moon in 1969, at the tip of Africa, at the University of Cape Town (UCT), a nascent centre of engineering and innovation was being born.

Five questions with Dorit Hockman, developmental biologist
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 15:30

Dr Dorit Hockman’s career to date has taken a full circle: starting with her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Cape Town, continuing her research at institutions in the United Kingdom – and back again.

Tania Douglas receives 2019 SAWISA Award in Research and Innovation
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 10:00

Congratulations to Prof Tania Douglas for receiving the 2019 South African Women in Science Award as Distinguished Woman Scientist in Research and Innovation!

50 Years BME at UCT - Calling all Alumni and Collaborators
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 19:00

All alumni and collaborators of the Division of Biomedical Engineering are invited to celebrate with us 50 years Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town on 19 September 2019.