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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.

Using Palladium to Fight Cancer
Tue, 09 Oct 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
Mon, 01 Oct 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
Sat, 22 Sep 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
Fri, 29 Jun 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
Tue, 23 Jan 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
Thu, 21 Dec 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.

Prof Sharon Prince and Emeritus Prof Kit Vaughan elected as new members of ASSAf
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 16:30

Congratulations to Professor Sharon Prince and Emeritus Professor Kit Vaughan to their recent election as new members of the Academy of Science of South Africa.