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TET TALKS
TET TALKS
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 - 15:30

Something must be working well when a group of educators/researchers/clinicians leave a lunchtime meeting chatting to each other with a palpable buzz of energy. SInce September 2017 we have facilitated six Teaching & Educating with Technology Talks, known as TET Talks. Faculty staff are invited to share ideas for teaching and research, using technology

TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric disorders
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 13:00

In a Podcast by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, host Dan Klein talks to Department of Psychiatry and Mental Healths Professor Petrus de Vries. They discuss tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-associated neuropsychiatric disorders, otherwise known as TAND.

UCT food collection
Inter-varsity Quiz 2019
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 - 09:30

UCT hosted the Dietetics Inter-varsity quiz on 27th September 2019, it is an annual tradition for final year dietetic students from the University of Cape Town (UCT), Stellenbosch University (US) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Students to interact through team-building activities and build valuable networks for their future careers.

Mandela School Master’s students visit Khayelitsha
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 15:30

Master’s in Development Policy and Practice students from the UCT’s Mandela School left Khayelitsha inspired on Tuesday, 29 January, after meeting various social entrepreneurs who have made a significant difference in their communities.

Lecturers reflect on their efforts to ensure no student gets left behind
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 10:15

Lynne Coleman, Senior Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, takes a look at recently published collection, Teaching in Extended Programmes in South Africa, which features reflections by ADP lecturers on classroom practices in extended programmes. 

Open public lecture: Digital Innovation
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 14:30

Join visiting Professor Gesche Joost on 30 January 2019 from 5-6:30pm for an open talk on Civic Design for an inclusive African digital society.

Neuroscience Institute Grant awards
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 17:00

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.

Exciting Programme launched to boost drug discovery for Malaria, Tuberculosis and other neglected tropical diseases in Africa
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 14:00

The University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years.

Governments Adopt a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly
Wed, 30 May 2018 - 14:15

This historic decision marks the first time that Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) have been recognised as global health priorities on the world stage. Representing South Africa at the event was the newly-elected President of Reach, A/Prof Liesl Zuhlke from Red Cross Childrens Hospital  and WHF President-elect Prof Karen Sliwa, director of the Hatter Institute.

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.

ACDI delivers first USDP PhD summer school on transdisciplinary climate change research
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 - 16:00

Last week (27 January – 1 February), ACDI delivered the first of a series of PhD Summer schools here at UCT. The summer school series is part of the University Staff Doctorate Programme (USDP) on ‘Climate risk, resilience, and sustainable development’.

Administering drugs via mobile messaging
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 13:00

Biomedical engineers from UCT and Osmania University, India, have put their heads together to develop a tool for clinicians to administer medication to their patients remotely using mobile messaging technology.

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