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 […]
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:
Profs Emile van Zyl and Leon Dicks are part of a group of 33 professors at Stellenbosch University (SU) that will in future be referred to as Distinguished Professors. Prof Russel Botman, SU Rector and Vice-chancellor, announced the names of the recipients of this title at a meeting of the SU Senate on […]
Microbiologist Prof Leon Dicks is not only a leading researcher in lactic-acid bacteria but is also an accomplished painter. His first solo art exhibition opens in Stellenbosch on Friday, 7 December. He has previously participated in three group art exhibitions, including at the PJ Olivier art centre in Stellenbosch.
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 […]
The wound dressing incorporates broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptides into nanofibers, to fight infections that are especially common in burn wound patients.
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