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 […]
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 […]
Authors: Karin Jacobs, Kathryn Wirth
We asked our third year students to run their own research projects… This is the result!
Prof. Leon Dicks and prof. Willie Perold, both from Stellenbosch University, talks on the morning show “Dagbreek” on KykNet about the development of a microchip for the detection of pathogens as a diagnostic tool. The interview is in Afrikaans, but read about it here:
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 […]
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New yeast varieties could help improve the clarity and appearance of white wine, writes Ms Thulile Ndlovu, a doctoral student in Wine Biotechnology at Stellenbosch University (SU), in the November edition of WineLand Magazine.
Mannoproteins in the research spotlight
Yeast strains discovered during Ndlovu’s study have the potential to protect against wine haze. These strains […]
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