Informatics and Visualisation
Glycoinformatics | Bioinformatics | Structural Biology | Cheminformatics | Visual Analytics
Computation and Modelling
QM/MM Computations | Free Energy Computations | Coarse Grain Computations | Molecular Modelling | Ionic Liquid Property Design
Accelerated Code for Life Science Applications
GPU Hardware acceleration | InfiniBand CPU clusters
Cancer Translational Science Laboratory
Glycobiology | Next Generation Antimicrobials | Cancer
Glycoenzyme Kinetics
Synthesis | High Throughput Screening | Glycoenzyme Assays | Computational Design | Kinetics


Thursday, 15 November 2018
Vacancy: Chief Scientific Officer

The Scientific Computing Research Unit (SCRU) seeks to appoint a full-time Chief Scientific Officer. The position is centred on supporting Bioinformatics and/or Cheminformatics research and development in the area of Cancer Glycobiology. 
Remuneration including benefits: between R443 134 and R521 333.

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Closing date: 23 November 2018


Publication Date:
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:15
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease

Our research groups are mostly interested in the development and application of methods useful to Life Scientists and Material Scientists. They develop computational and informatics software, using methods in applied mathematics and physics to construct algorithmic solutions useful to chemists and biologists.

The Cancer Translational Science Laboratory applies the computation and informatics technologies to provide models for experimental scientists aiming to achieve Translational Research goals in medical and chemical science.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:15
Prof Kevin Naidoo one of the four UCT scientists honoured by ASSAf

Prof Kevin Naidoo one of twenty of the country’s leading scholars and scientists was inaugurated as a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at the annual Awards Ceremony on 10 October 2018. He is one of the four UCT scientists honoured by ASSAf. 

Publication Date:
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 13:00
Nobel Prize in Medicine 2018 - cancer immunotherapy

The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to cancer researchers James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo who discovered a cancer therapy that works by inhibition of negative immune regulation. Both researchers independently discovered methods of "removing the brakes" or stimulating the immune system to fight cancer - now called immune checkpoint therapy.

One of the proteins responsible, Programmed Death-1 (PD-1) protein, binds sialic acid confirming the critical role of carbohydrates in the fight against cancer (read more about this sialic acid binding immunoglobulin (Ig)-like lectin).

Publication Date:
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 14:45