Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Tania Douglas named Quartz Africa Innovator 2018

Prof Tania Douglas, SARChI Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation, has been named as one of 30 Quartz Africa Innovators 2018.

Publication Date:
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00
Prof. Bongani Mayosi: Truly a Champion for the Poor

The tributes to the late Prof. Bongani Mayosi over the past month were consistent in describing his work as directed to serve and benefit people living in poverty. His concern was that diseases of the poor were not receiving enough attention by science and, as a cardiologist, he was committed to contributing to a better understanding of how cardiovascular diseases affect or manifest in those living in poverty. One field to which he made profound contributions was that of rheumatic heart disease – a “disease of poverty” brought on by an easy-to-treat strain of bacteria that affect especially children and young people who grow up in conditions of poverty. Prof. Mayosi’s legacy in this field today stretches from clinics on the Cape Town Flats to the African Union and beyond. 

Publication Date:
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 19:30
Water Outlook: What Next for Cape Town?

World Water Week 2018 is an opportune time to reflect on precious water resources, how we are using them and how we want to use them in the future, says Dr Kevin Winter, from the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) Future Water Institute.

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:45
Neuroscience Institute Grant awards

The Neuroscience Institute put out a Request for Applications in 2018 in order to encourage start-up collaborative grants, that could be converted into larger grants to sustain independent investigators. We are pleased to announce that 3 grants have been awarded.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 17:00