It is with deep sadness that we write to share with you the news of the death of our colleague Ms Viwe Mgudlwa on Thursday, 24 December 2020. Ms Mgudlwa was in Engcobo, Eastern Cape, at the time of her sudden death.
In order to better understand individual gene function, and to help predict the mechanisms of action of certain tuberculosis (TB) drugs, a team of researchers at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences studied the various factors that can impact the cell shape of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb), which causes TB. The paper was recently published in eLife.
Dr Caron Jacobs has been awarded support by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Scientists programme. The programme promotes synthesis of biological and technological expertise, and advancement of imaging tools.
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has nominated three University of Cape Town (UCT) academics as 2019 fellows. The fellowships are awarded to scholars who have achieved academic excellence and have contributed to significant scientific advancements in their fields of study.
Today two years have passed since the tragic loss of Prof. Bongani Mayosi, Dean of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences, remarkable scholar, CIDRI-Africa Principal Investigator, colleague, and friend.