Winners of UCT’s World IP Day Meme Competition announced
Winners of UCT’s World IP Day Meme Competition announced
World IP day is celebrated annually on the 26th of April, initiated by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). This year’s theme was “Digital Creativity: Culture Re-imagined”, which aimed to raise awareness of intellectual property...
Book Launch: Prof Caroline Ncube on African IP
14 April 2016 saw the launch of a “Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring Continental and Sub-regional Co-operation – which provides a nexus between IP regulation and trade integration on the continent. This book...
Dr Makhapa Makhafola, Dr Sharon Blair, and Piet Barnard signing the agreement
HySA Catalysis IP Licensed to Spin-off HyPlat
In terms of an agreement between UCT, Mintek and UCT spin-off HyPlat that was signed at a ceremony on 7 April 2016, HyPlat now has exclusive access to the intellectual property and technologies that have been developed by HySA Catalysis.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria
Latest UCT Patent Predicts Likelihood of Active TB
UCT scientists have completed a decade-long project to create a TB biomarker that will test whether a latent TB carrier will develop full-blown TB. The project was undertaken by the UCT scientists in partnership with the Centre for Infectious...
UCT spin out creates innovative breast cancer scanner
For the first time, digital mammography and ultrasound technology have been combined in a single screening unit to cut the time for the accurate early diagnosis of breast cancer. The home-grown piece of equipment was launched at Groote Schuur...


Sunday, 23 October 2016
Adam van Niekerk

Meet Adam van Niekerk, biomedical engineer, PhD student and the inventor of a device that corrects for accidental motion during MRI scans.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 13:45
Lutete Khonde

Growing up in the DRC, Lutete Khonde had no idea that a decade later he would find himself in Cape Town, dedicating his PhD research to finding new ways of making ergothioneine.

Ergothioneine was first discovered a century ago when it was extracted in 1909 from a fungus known as ergot. It has only been in the last few decades, however, that scientists have become interested in the use of this amino acid within the human body.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 13:00

Professor Kevin Naidoo’s research takes place at the intersection of biology, chemistry, statistics and mathematics. At UCT’s Scientific Computing Research Unit, where he is Director, he uses informatics and computer modelling techniques to interrogate data and simulate complex molecular processes in disease. At present this includes his work on identifying cancer sub-types and isolating the key molecular signatures of different kinds of tumours. Or, in his own words, his work is all about the three C’s - computing, carbohydrates, and cancer.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:00

Dr Revel Iyer, from Research Contracts and Innovation, recently took part in the annual Newton Fund video competition run by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The competition was limited to Leaders in Innovation Fellows and required Fellows to highlight how they have demonstrated leadership in engineering in the developing world. A requirement for the video was that it should not exceed 90 seconds.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:15