Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology join service learning initiative
Date Released : 06/03/2018As part of the university’s commitment to engaging with and uplifting our local community, the Science Faculty has developed a “Service Learning” programme involving a number of disciplines, including Biochemistry and Microbiology, Chemistry, Zoology and Entomology, Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, Physics and Electronics and Statistics. The purpose of the programme is to assist three local under-resourced township schools, Nombulelo, Samuel Ntsika and Mary Waters, in improving the quality of their Natural Science education, in particular their ability to carry out the practical demonstrations in the Grade 8 and 9 syllabuses.
Technical Officer, Mr Luyolo Mapekula, nominated as Local Hero by the Daily Dispatch
Date Released : 01/03/2018Luyolo is improving the education of our most vulnerable learners by assisting disadvantaged high school leaners within Grahamstown with extra Maths and Science lessons
All-female research team heads to Antarctica for pioneering study
Date Released : 15/11/2016Seven researchers from Rhodes University are heading to Antarctica for the annual summer relief voyage on 30 November 2016. This is the largest contingent from any South African University on this year’s expedition and includes two academic staff members and five students.
Marine Natural Products Researcher wins award at International Marine Biotechnology Congress
Date Released : 19/09/2016Marine Natural Products Researcher wins award at International Marine Biotechnology Congress
Professor Emeritus John Duncan
Date Released : 24/06/2016The Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology is very sad to announce the death of Professor Emeritus John Duncan, former Dean of Research,
Rhodes awarded three more SARChI Chairs
Fellowship Award and International Collaborations for RUBi students
Date Released : 21/09/2015Bioinformatics doctoral students Caroline Ross and David Penkler embark on international studies with Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. Both were graduated from one-year MSc programme in Bioinformatics with distinction in April 2015
Edkins to further biochemistry research as SARChI Chair
Date Released : 02/09/2015Dr Adrienne Edkins of Rhodes University’s Faculty of Science was recently awarded the position of Chair holder for the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) for her research in biochemistry and cell biology.
Rhodes Microbiologists return from research cruise to the Prince Edward Islands
Date Released : 29/06/2015Professor Rosemary Dorrington and members of her research group, Mr Lucas Chauke and Ms Caro Damarjanan have returned from a six week research cruise to the remote sub-Antarctic, Prince Edward islands.
Marine Natural Products Research Laboratory Opened
Date Released : 07/04/2015The newly refurbished Marine Natural Products Research Laboratory, located within the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology in the Biological Sciences Building
BioBRU Attends the 2014 SASBMB Conference
Date Released : 24/07/2014The 24th biennial congress of the South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB)
Biochemistry student set to become forerunner in Alzheimer’s research
Date Released : 19/07/2012Aiming to bridge the knowledge gap in Alzheimer’s disease research, Biochemistry PhD student, Eden Padayachee has been awarded an International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) travel grant to attend a prestigious neuroscience conference in New Orleans.