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BME Outreach Workshop hosted 130 Highschool Learners from SDU's Siyazakha Project
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:15

The Division of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Human Biology hosted 130 Grade-9 high school learners for an outreach workshop on 26 June 2018. This event was organised in collaboration with UCT’s School Development Unit (SDU) and formed part of SDU’s Siyazakha Project.

To Design Better Tech, Understand Context
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 15:45

Prof Tania Douglas explains in this TED talk how we are often oblivious to the real needs in the pursuit of technology -- and how we can create better solutions with a deeper understanding of the context of the technology's use.

Medical Devices Lab's ZibiPen scoops International Medtech Award
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 14:30

Reloadable adrenaline auto injector 'ZibiPen' developed by the Medical Devices Lab secures 2nd place in the Emerging Medical Innovation Valuation Competition of the Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Alumnus Prof Mazin Sirry receives STIAS Iso Lomso Fellowship
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 15:15

Congratulations to alumnus Prof Mazin Sirry for receiving a prestigious Iso Lomso Fellowship for Early Career African Researchers from the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.

Welcome to 2018 Class in PGDipl Healthcare Technology Management
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 16:00

The Division of Biomedical Engineering welcomes the 2018 class of our Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Technology Management who completed the first block of courses in February.

Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 13:30

Congratulation to all postgraduate students from our division who graduated in 2017 and best wishes for the adventures ahead.

Emeritus Professor Kit Vaughan elected as new member of ASSAf
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 17:00

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Kit Vaughan to his recent election as new member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.

Call for Abstracts for Africa-focussed Biomechanics Session at WCB 2018 in Dublin
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 12:15

Your biomechanics research addresses challenges in Africa - then submit an abstract to session "Integration of Global Health and Biomechanics: Addressing the Challenges in Africa" at World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, 8-12 July 2018. Deadline: 19 Dec 2017 | Submission | Download call

Paper by Marcin Jankiewicz in the Media
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 18:15

Paper "White Matter Abnormalities in Children with HIV Infection and Exposure" by Marcin Jankiewicz and colleagues attracts instantaneous media attention in ScienceDaily.

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu receives UCT College of Fellows Young Researcher Award
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:15

Congratulations to Sudesh Sivarasu from the Division of Biomedical Engineering for receiving the 2017 UCT College of Fellows Young Researcher Award.

Paper out: Building needs-based healthcare technology competencies across Africa
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:30

News and Views "Building needs-based healthcare technology competencies across Africa" by Tania Dogulas and coauthors published in South African Journal of Science.

Paper out: Longitudinal increases of brain metabolite levels in 5-10 year old children
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:45

Study on Longitudinal increases of brain metabolite levels in 5-10 year old children by Martha Holmes, Ernesta Meintjes and co-autors published in Plos ONE.