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Research Overview

The Division of Biomedical Engineering is home to the Medical Imaging Research Unit, the South African Research Chair in Brain Imaging, the South African Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation, and a number of research groupings. Our basic and translational research in biomedical engineering, medical imaging, biomechanics, mechanobiology, health innovation and healthcare technology focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and healthcare problems relevant to Africa and globally.

Research foci include trauma, cancer, tuberculosis, cardiovascular diseases, brain and neuromuscular disorders, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and alcohol abuse.

All research areas host projects for postgraduate degrees as part of the Biomedical Engineering Programme and the Health Innovation Programme.