Department of Biotechnology
- IMBM awarded two grants: SA-Germany and SA-France
- IMBM student exchange: University of Aberdeen
- IMBM NRF-intern wins Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship
- Relebohile Matobole wins a poster prize at the annual UWC Science faculty research open day 2014
- Victoria Ontong Wins Top Third Year Student Prize from Merck
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Victoria Ontong won the prize for the best third year student at UWC Biotechnology. She won a cash prize and trophy presented by Merck representative, Tamara Fedderke. Congrats!
Professor Marcel Jaspars and Dr. Rainer Ebel from the Marine Biodiscovery Centre, University of Aberdeen presented their work in discovery of secondary metabolites from marine and extremophilic sources. The natural chemical diversity from unexplored environments is being used to combat … Continue reading
The South African Society for Microbiologist (SASM) held their biannual conference this year in Bela Bela, Limpopo, hosted by the University of Witwatersrand. IMBM joined the rest of the South African microbiology community for three days of presentations and posters … Continue reading
Deep in the cold waters of the world’s oceans lurk marine organisms which could hold the key to one of the biggest challenges of modern medicine – resistance to antibiotics. The widespread use and misuse of antibiotics is leading to … Continue reading
Read Gerda du Plessis’s article on her expedition to the Southern Ocean and microbes from the ocean in the latest issue of Quest Magazine on page 23.
Prof Marla Tuffin, Acting Director of IMBM, leads the UWC research team, and includes Prof Michael Davies-Coleman, in a new EU-FP7 funded project called PharmaSea, which was launched in October 2012. The press release follows: The collaborative project … Continue reading