Five substantial grants have been awarded to women researchers, including MCB's head of department, Prof. Janet Hapgood, to make space for more women’s voices to be heard.
Researchers at the University of Cape Town’s Biopharming Research Institute (BRU) have
created a promising new vaccine candidate to help prevent the devastating effects of African
Horse Sickness (AHS). And they’re producing it in tobacco plants.
The ability to grow vaccines in plants has been developed at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Biopharming Research Unit (BRU) in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, A hydroponic farm in Cape Town where plants are being grown to produce vaccines, along with the story behind BRU's research and development, sparked the interest of MNet's Carte Blanche television programme, which featured the progress on Sunday, 18 November 2018.