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Student Spotlight
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 15:15
Welly Qwabe went on to join the University of Cape Town’s Marine Research Institute in 2011 to pursue a Masters in Zoology, with support from the Canon Collins Trust, the National Research Foundation and the Carnegie and Andrew Mellon Foundation.
PhD students Lova Marline received a Green Talents Award
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 17:15

UCT's 'green visionaries'
19 December 2014

Three UCT students were among 25 recipients of the Green Talents 2014 awards, internationally recognised prizes for young researchers focused on sustainability. The winners were chosen from among 800 applicants from more than 100 countries. It is the sixth time that these awards took place under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Dr. Adam West, Jannes Landschoff(MSc), Robert Skelton (PhD), and Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
Department of Biological Science Post-graduate Seminar Day
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 13:00

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. 

Green Talents Award
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 17:30

Her outstanding academic record and PhD project on bryophytes as indicators of climate change were important in her being one of the 25 people selected

Fossils for Africa by Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 16:15

This book explores Africa’s incredibly rich fossil heritage and shows the importance of these fossils in unravelling the history of life on Earth. Right here in Africa we have evidence of the earliest traces of life dating to about 3.8 billion years, when life on Earth was still single-celled and microbial.

Rarer than rhino and just as prized by poachers
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:45

Critically endangered cycads are disappearing from the wild and botanical gardens, ripped up by the roots to feed the lucrative landscaping market. UCT researchers are using a novel method to help the Hawks combat the theft of these ancient plants.

125-million-year-old Changyuraptor sheds light on dinosaur flight
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:45

Palaeobiologist and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences, Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan was part of an international team that recently described a new four-winged predatory dinosaur from China called Changyuraptor.

Drongo mimics alarm calls to steal food from other species, finds UCT biologist
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:45

The drongo, an African bird, deceives other species, including meerkats, by mimicking their alarm calls in order to scare them away and steal their abandoned food, according to UCT researcher Dr Tom Flower.

Mark Cyrus wins best presentation by a PhD student
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:45

The 11th conference of the Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa (AASA) in Stellenbosch saw Mark Cyrus win the ‘best presentation by a PhD student’ award (abstract below).

US National Academy of Sciences elects William Bond
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

US-based National Academy of Sciences has just elected Prof. William Bond as a foreign associate in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.  Foreign associates are nonvoting member of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

A Jurassic dilemma
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

I will never forget the look. Its fierce eyes seemed fixed on me. Many metres above the ground, its open mouth showed rows of razor-sharp meat cleavers. Sharp claws protruded from feet bigger than my whole body. The beast seemed ready to pounce. I clung to my mother’s dress. “Tyrannosaurus rex,” the inscription read. I was nine years old, at my first dinosaur exhibit.