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 […]
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 […]
Author: Monique Waso
On Friday (20 March 2015), Brandon Reyneke and Monique Waso (current MSc students in the Department of Microbiology) had the privilege of teaching the Grade 12 class of Bloemhof Girls High about DNA extractions and the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). This was a special practical demonstration to explain the application of all […]
Sixty-seven of the top Grade 11 and 12 learners from schools across South Africa, as well as some from Namibia, participated in Winterweek this year at Stellenbosch University. They visited the Genetics, Biochemistry and of course the Microbiology Department, to get an insight into what it is like to be a student in science. Dr. […]
Thousands of prospective Maties visited Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Open Day on Friday (11 April) to find out more about career opportunities, courses, accommodation or just to get a taste of what Matieland has to offer. Estimates are that between 5 000 and 7 500 visitors flocked to the campus and visited the several tents. […]
Winter time at Stellenbosch University has become synonymous with a hive of community interaction activities. Two such events the Department participated in were the Maties Science Winter Week (23 to 27 June 2013) and the US Open Day (2 August). As part of the Maties Science Winter Week, our department, under guidance of Dr Wesaal Khan, hosted two highly interactive sessions […]
The quality of the essential commodity water is being compromised by contaminants originating from anthropogenic sources, industrial activities, and agriculture amongst others. Water scarcity and severe drought in many regions of the world also represents a significant challenge to the availability of this resource. Domestic rainwater harvesting (DRWH), which involves the collection and storage of […]
Six curious Grade 11 learners from Bernadino Heights High School visited the Department of Microbiology on Thursday, 28 March 2013. During their site visit, the learners had the opportunity to meet with postgraduate students and ask questions about studying Microbiology at Stellenbosch University.
Miss Veronique Meyer talked to the learners about the field of Microbiology, why it […]
Students and staff of Stellenbosch University (SU) will participate in a global effort to raise awareness about each and everyone’s right to clean water by “walking the talk” on Tuesday 19 March 2013. Staff of the SU Water Institute has organised a local “World Walks for Water and Sanitation” event and […]
A newly developed probiotic has proven more effective than existing probiotics and has the added advantage of producing antimicrobial peptides active against pathogens that are resistant to many of the traditionally used antibiotics, said Prof Leon Dicks of the Department of Microbiology at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Thursday (11 October). He was the […]
- 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)