World experts to discuss biobased economy
A biofuels expert from Stellenbosch University, Prof. Emile van Zyl, is one of 24 international experts who will gather at the Dutch Royal Academy’s Netherland Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Leiden this week.
The purpose of the workshop is to define key leverage actions to enable the establishment of a biobased economy in order […]
Post-Graduate Programme in Biofuels
The National Research Foundation has awarded the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI): Biofuels and Other Clean Alternative Fuels to prof. WH (Emile) van Zyl at the Department of Microbiology, StellenboschUniversity. The Research Chair focuses on the development of technologies for commercial production of secondgeneration bio-energy from lignocellulosic biomass […]
Winschau attended the 9th Biotechnology Congress of America in Orlando, Florida, USA (31 August – 2 September). More than 300 participants around the globe attended the conference themed “Biotechnology-Emerging trends for the substantial future”. His poster entitled ” Enterococcus mundtii ST4SA and Lactobacillus plantarum 423 excludes Listeria monocytogenes EGDe from the gastro-intestinal tract, as shown by bioluminescent studies in mice” won the […]
The Lynedoch project was established by United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA) in collaboration with the Lynedoch Primary school, Matie Community Service (MGD) and Stellenbosch University. It strives to meet the Millennium Development Goal of achieving Universal Primary Education.
The Lynedoch community, located outside of Stellenbosch, has been identified […]
Rainwater harvesting has been earmarked as an intervention strategy to provide clean and potable water directly to households and thereby alleviate the pressures on existing water systems. Conflicting conclusions have however, been made regarding the quality of harvested rainwater, as microbial and chemical contaminants have previously been detected in rainwater tanks. Following the completion of […]
SU women scientists win national awards
Author: Alec Basson
Two eminent women scientists at Stellenbosch University (SU) were honoured with the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) Women in Science Awards in Johannesburg on Thursday (13 August 2015).
Prof Nulda Beyers, a senior specialist and professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and Director […]
Well-deserved research recognition
Prof Leon Dicks was one of four Stellenbosch University experts that were honoured by the South African Academy for Science and Arts for their contributions to their respective fields at a rewards ceremony in Stellenbosch on 24 June 2015. Prof Leon Dicks has been awarded the Havenga prize for life sciences. He is only the 32nd […]
New antibiotics could come from Fynbos soil
Author: Alec Basson
The health industry is facing an uphill battle against disease-causing bacteria that have become resistant to commonly used antibiotics. And with very few new antibiotics making it through the discovery pipeline, the lives of millions around the world could be at stake.
It is therefore imperative that we find alternatives […]
Celebrating Four PhD Graduandi
The Department of Microbiology proudly delivered four new doctoral graduates who received their degrees during the recent December 2014 and March 2015 graduation ceremonies.
Dr Eunice Nonhlanhla Zwane
Dissertation title: Production, characterisation and application of a recombinant ferulic acid esterase from Aspergillus tubingensis
Dissertation Summary / Tesis Opsomming
Supervisors: Prof M Viljoen-Bloom, […]
Havenga prize awarded to Prof Leon Dicks
Author: Media & Communication: Faculty of Science
Prof Leon Dicks, distinguished professor from Stellenbosch University’s Department of Microbiology, is the winner of the Havenga prize for life sciences, awarded by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.
The prize is awarded annually for original research in the natural sciences and/or technology and […]
- World experts to discuss biobased economy
- Post-Graduate Programme in Biofuels
- PhD Student Winschau Fayghan van Zyl Wins Best Poster Award @ the 9th Biotechnology Congress of America
- MSc student Steffi Davison tutoring primary school learners at Lynedoch Primary School
- Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Solar Pasteurization Treatment Systems in Enkanini Informal Settlement (Stellenbosch)