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Actinomycetes
False colour image of actinomycetes, a bacteria found abundantly in soil and fresh water that produce bioactive compunds with medical and agricultural applications. Actinomycete & antibiotic research unit, Dr Paul Meyers
Protoplasts
Protoplasts (plant cells with their cell walls removed) expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP). Red fluorescence corresponds to chloroplasts/chlorophyll. Eukaryotic gene expression & plant stress laboratory, A/Prof Nicola Illing
Bat Foetus
The digits of bat Miniopterus natalensis and mouse Mus musculus were compared at various embryonic stages to expand understanding of limb development. Eukaryotic gene expression & plant stress laboratory, A/Prof Nicola Illing

News

Saturday, 16 October 2021
MCB's Nicci Illing and Rob Ingle scoop Human Frontier Science Program Award

UCT scientists scoop Human Frontier Science Program Award to study the genetics of floral asymmetry in South African plants

Publication Date:
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 - 11:30
MCB's Jill Farrant featured in award-winning documentary

MCB's Prof. Jill Farrant (holder of the SARChI chair in Molecular Plant Physiology) has been featured in an episode of the award-winning PBS documentary "H2O: The Molecule That Made Us".

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 16:45
Prof. Phakang announces the winners on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
MCB's Prof. Janet Hapgood is a recipient of an Advancing Womxn award

Five substantial grants have been awarded to women researchers, including MCB's Prof. Janet Hapgood, to make space for more women’s voices to be heard.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 13:15