With the spirt of ubuntu in mind, a team of academics led by Associate Professor Sudesh Sivarasu in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Human Biology, put their heads together to develop a special COVID-19 testing station to safeguard healthcare workers at the coalface of the pandemic.
One way of viewing a crisis is as an opportunity to pursue and contribute to a better future. For Associate Professor Sudesh Sivarasu and his team of biomedical engineers in the Department of Human Biology, COVID-19 has brought just that: the opportunity to serve the greater good through collaboration and sharing of knowledge.
The Department of Human Biology's Medical Devices Lab in the Division of Biomedical Engineering has played an integral role in developing a locally manufactured ventilator that has been approved for nationwide rollout to support COVID-19 patients.
PhD alumnus Adam van Niekerk was named one of three finalists for the ISMRM I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award given for original basic science research in magnetic resonance.
“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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Dr Mubeen Goolam who joins the department as Lecturer in the Division of Cell Biology.
Congratulation to all postgraduate students from the Department of Human Biology who graduated in December 2019 and the best wishes for their future.
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.
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.