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Entrepreneurs behind Afrinzygen

Date Released : 08/11/2018

Four Rhodes University students are one step closer to making their idea for addressing food security and energy in a sustainable manner into reality.

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology join service learning initiative

Date Released : 06/03/2018

As 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 : 01/03/2018

Luyolo 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 : 15/11/2016

Seven 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 : 19/09/2016

Marine Natural Products Researcher wins award at International Marine Biotechnology Congress

Professor Emeritus John Duncan

Date Released : 24/06/2016

The 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

Date Released : 01/09/2015

Rhodes has been awarded three more SARChI chairs.

Fellowship Award and International Collaborations for RUBi students

Date Released : 21/09/2015

Bioinformatics 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 : 02/09/2015

Dr 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 : 29/06/2015

Professor 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 : 07/04/2015

The newly refurbished Marine Natural Products Research Laboratory, located within the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology in the Biological Sciences Building

Biochemistry student set to become forerunner in Alzheimer’s research

Date Released : 19/07/2012

Aiming 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.