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Call for Abstracts: Cellular Mechanics & Mechanobiology - AfriComp2020
Sat, 29 Feb 2020 - 17:45

Abstracts are invited on computational and advanced experimental studies in cellular mechanics and mechanobiology in non-communicable and communicable diseases by 15 March for mini symposium “Cellular Mechanics and Mechanobiology” at AfriComp2020, Cape Town, 30/11-2/12 2020 | Submit

Lee Kruse on Research Visit at University of Groningen
Sun, 09 Jun 2019 - 11:00

PhD student Lee Kruse currently spends three months with Prof Wouter Roos at the University of Groningen to mechanically charaterise HIV virus-like particles with AFM.

Welcome to new PhD student Majahonkhe Shabangu
Sun, 12 May 2019 - 11:00

Welcome to Majahonkhe Shabangu who recently joint the Mechanobiology Lab as PhD student with focus on the mechanobiology in diagnosis and treatment of cancers in South African patients

Welcome to MSc student Martin Kiwanuka
Sun, 24 Feb 2019 - 11:15

Welcome to Martin Kiwanuka who joins our lab as MSc student and will work on cell mechanics in drug resistance of HIV-associated cancers.

Farewell for Kevin Sack and Tamer Abdalrahman
Sun, 24 Feb 2019 - 10:45

We recently bid farewell to two of our postdoctoral research fellows, Kevin Sack and Tamer Abdalrahman. Fortunately, both remain involved in collaborative research with our lab.

Rochelle Smith submitted MSc dissertation
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 10:30

Congratulations to Rochelle Smith who submitted for examination her MSc dissertation on cell mechanics in cancer drug resistance. We are delighted that Rochelle now wants to pursue a PhD with us.

Jerry Sam graduated with distinction
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 - 11:30

Congratulations to Jerry Sam for being awarded the degree of MSc in Biomedical Engineering with distinction in December 2018.

Kevin Sack graduates with PhD
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 - 14:45

Congratulations to Dr Kevin Sack who was capped with his PhD in the graduation ceremony on 6 April 2018.

Alumnus Prof Mazin Sirry receives STIAS Iso Lomso Fellowship
Thu, 05 Apr 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.

Alumnus Dr Fulufhelo Nemavhola promoted to Associate Professor
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 13:45

Congratulations to our PhD alumnus Dr Fulufhelo Nemavhola for his ad hominem promotion to Associate Professor at the University of South Africa.

Call for Abstracts for Africa-focussed Biomechanics Session at WCB 2018 in Dublin
Sat, 28 Oct 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

Alumnus Mazin Sirry appointed as HOD Department of Biomedical Engineering at UMST Khartoum
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 - 10:15

Prof Mazin Sirry, alumnus of the Division of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed as Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Khartoum, Sudan.