The 2015 Honours year planned the annual Honours braai with a sporty twist. The theme was Lab Olympics which had all the competitiveness of the real thing but with a whole lot more fun! We divided the Microbiology department into countries and made them participate in the first ever Microbiology inspired Olympic games. The games […]
Authors: Karin Jacobs, Kathryn Wirth
We asked our third year students to run their own research projects… This is the result!
The HonsBSc class of 2013 treated the rest of the Department of Microbiology to a braai on 20 February 2013. It is traditionally our first event on the social calendar and an opportunity to get to know the new recruits better. Thank you to the 2013 Hons class for organizing the event and all the effort they […]
The consensus is that bioenergy production in Africa could not only provide a sustainable modern alternative to traditional sources of energy such as firewood, but could also strengthen food security, combat deforestation and reduce health risks for local communities.
This is the opinion of biofuels expert and microbiologist, Prof Emile van Zyl, after a two-day […]
The wound dressing incorporates broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptides into nanofibers, to fight infections that are especially common in burn wound patients.
A gala dinner was held on the 5th November 2011 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Microbiology. It was attended by approximately 150 current members and post-graduate alumni of the department, with a previous Rector, Prof Andreas van Wyk, a previous Dean […]
As part of the marketing campaign for the SASM conference, and to generate excitement and interest amongst all the students, we are trying to incorporate and engage with everyone using different social media tools.
We have generated a FaceBook page and you can follow on Twitter as well (links to each are below). We would greatly appreciate […]
The Stellenbosch University Water Institute, an initiative that aims to strengthen the already sterling work being done in the field of water research by SU academics, was launched 22 March on World Water Day. Read more…
Here’s a link to the Stellenbosch University Water Institute
- 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)