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Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Major boost for Africa’s synchrotron capacity

A recent virtual celebration held by Diamond Light Source, the United Kingdom’s (UK) national synchrotron, has highlighted the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) part in an international collaboration that is developing African capacity to use the high‑tech, large‑scale infrastructure of synchrotrons to underpin the study of biology, catalysis and energy materials at atomic resolution.

Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 21:00
SA must harness the power of human and veterinary medicine before the next deadly virus strikes

A One Health approach to vaccine development has many strengths, including for health and food security on the continent. But this country needs to boost its capacity now, write Professor Ed Rybicki and Professor Anna-Lise Williamson from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Baptiste Dungu, the chief executive of Onderstepoort Biological Products.

Publication Date:
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 18:30
Top marks for interdisciplinary and collaborative approach

What do you get when you combine the knowledge and work of a supervisor, two bright young students and a PhD candidate from another discipline? In Tobie Steyn and Tyler Kantor’s case, it’s earned them recognition from their department for one of the best papers in their year, and has provided new insight into epidemic modelling. 

Publication Date:
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 18:30
Bongani Mayosi medical prize winner vows to lift others as she rises

University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Dr Peace Francis (25) has won the 2020 Bongani Mayosi Medical Students Academic Prize. The prestigious national award recognises final-year medical students who epitomise the leadership qualities and values of the late UCT Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Bongani Mayosi. Among these is the saying “Lift as you rise”.

Publication Date:
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 18:15