A real mensch and one of the foremost scientists in his field – this is how colleagues and peers described Prof Doug Rawlings at a public lecture during which he reflected not only on his research into the biology and evolution of a group of very specific little molecules called plasmids, but also about the magnificence […]
You are hereby cordially invited to attend the second public STIAS lecture of 2013. This presents an opportunity to SU researchers and students, as well as members of the public, to learn more about the work of STIAS fellows.
On this occasion Nobel laureate Prof. Harald zur Hausen of the German Cancer Research Centre and currently […]
Prof Harald zur Hausen, the German virologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine of Physiology in 2008 for his discovery of papilloma viruses that play a role in cervical cancers, will be a STIAS fellow during March 2013.
He will be working on a project that he summarises as follows:
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 […]
You are hereby cordially invited to attend the seventh public STIAS lecture of 2012. This presents an opportunity to SU researchers and students, as well as members of the public, to learn more about the work of STIAS fellows.
On this occasion Prof. Marcello Barbieri, Professor of Embryology
at the University of Ferrara, Italy
The talks will be held in Room 309 between 12h00-13h00, unless indicated otherwise.
Date Name Notes Title
1 February Etienne Slabbert PhD Defence Microbial communities of riparian ecotone invaded by non-indigenous Acacias 8 February Phillip Titus MSc Defence Gastrointestinal Bacterial Communities of Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) and Trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss)
Stellenbosch University biofuels expert Prof Emile van Zyl will share his views on the challenges and opportunities facing sustainable biofuel production in Southern Africa at the next Cape Town event in the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) lecture series, to be held on 21 September.
Prof Van Zyl holds the Senior Chair in […]
The growth of a sustainable bioenergy sector can open up attractive new alternative markets to the agricultural sector, and also significantly boost food security to ensure a “win-win” economy in Africa.
So says Prof Lee Lynd, a bioenergy expert from the USA who is also an extraordinary professor in the SU Department of Microbiology. He […]
Lecture theatre 1002, JS Marais Building on Tuesday 19 April 13h00 to 14h00
Title: Food security and Safety in Africa; dealing with contamination in the food chain
Forum: Departement Biochemie
Spreker: Johann Eicher (PhD student van Prof Johann Rohwer)
Titel: “Modelling glycolysis in Escherichia coli.”
Datum: Donderdag 31 Maart 2011
Plek: Biochemie Seminaarkamer A111, JC Smutsgebou, Stellenbosch
Navrae: Prof Johann Rohwer, Tel: 021 8085843, E-pos: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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)