The deadline for applications into the 2016 Honours program in Biological Sciences is the 31st October 2015. Please make sure to apply online through UCT's online application process AND to email a copy of your application to Miss Vuyi Bathaka in Biological Sciences.
For further details contact the program convener Dr Jacqueline Bishop .
Parvez Alam, from Åbo Akademi University (Finland) was visiting our department last week and gave a fantastic seminar:
This lecture concerns size-scaling phenomena in biomimetics and provides insights into why biomimetics "may be" limited to application within specific length scales. The lecture aims to bring to light realistic challenges involved in developing design principles from nature. The lecture elucidates a number of superior design and production principles in nature that to this day, continue to confound biomimeticists the world over.
If you were not able to join us, you will be able to find the seminar on this [ link ]:
Our department of biological sciences is just about two years old. Yesterday we held our first Biological Sciences Postgraduate Research Day. In total, 18 presentations were made by our postgraduate students and covered a wide range of topics.