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Gizeaddis Simegn receives award at CEST 2018
Thursday, November 15, 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
Thursday, November 8, 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
Wednesday, November 7, 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
Friday, October 26, 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
Saturday, October 20, 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
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 07:45

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

Using Palladium to Fight Cancer
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 09:15

As Professor and Head of the Division of Cell Biology at UCT, Sharon Prince has committed her academic career to cancer research. Her work focuses on finding novel therapeutic interventions and developing more targeted approaches to cancer treatment.

Women innovators to watch at UCT
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 09:45

Professors Tania Douglas, Ernesta Meinties and Sharon Prince from the Department of Human Biology are named amongst the women innovators to watch at UCT.

Tania Douglas named Quartz Africa Innovator 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00

Prof Tania Douglas, SARChI Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation, has been named as one of 30 Quartz Africa Innovators 2018 for driving innovation that revolutionizes healthcare | Read more on Quartz Africa

BME Outreach Workshop hosted 130 Highschool Learners from SDU's Siyazakha Project
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:15

The Division of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Human Biology hosted 130 Grade-9 high school learners for an outreach workshop on 26 June 2018. This event was organised in collaboration with UCT’s School Development Unit (SDU) and formed part of SDU’s Siyazakha Project.

Welcome to new academic staff member Dr Dorit Hockman
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 15:45

Welcome to Dr Dorit Hockman has recently been appointed as a Lecturer in the Division of Cell Biology of the Department of Human Biology.

Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 18:00

Congratulation to all postgraduate students from the Department of Human Biology who graduated in 2017 and best wishes for the adventures ahead.