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Novel Multidimensional Enzyme Reaction Dynamics method reported in ACS Catalysis
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 06:15

Multidimensional Reaction Dynamics Reveal How the Enzyme TcTS Suppresses Competing Side Reactions and Their Side Products. The suppression of competing reactions that lead to side products is one of the key mechanistic actions defining enzyme catalysis. The transfer of sialic acid (SA) in a water solution is susceptible to two competing side reactions, but a single product is the outcome in the glycosylation and deglycosylation.

Mr Ian Rogers receives the South African Chemical Institute (SACI) award
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:00

As a SACI Post-Graduate Awardee, Mr Rogers was nominated as a young innovative chemist and is the University of Cape Town recipient. 

The recipients of the award should be considered as being “young innovative chemists”. The characteristics of such a person are: Innovation, Independence, Enterprise. This award is made to students engaged in research towards an MSc or PhD degree at a University, or a MTech or DTech degree at a University of Technology. The number of medals awarded shall not exceed five per annum, and the awards are limited to one per institution.

Glycosyltransferase Gene Expression Profiles Classify Cancer Types and Propose Prognostic Subtypes
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:00

The combined effect of differential expression leading to cancer segregation and highly ranked importance of GT genes in cancer identification emphasizes that the biochemical pathways underlying key phenotypes across cancers differ significantly.

SCRU Launches the Masters in Computational Science degree
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 16:00

This Degree programme aims to prepare students in the methodology required to undertake research in computational science as applied to chemistry, chemical biology, biophysics and chemical physics.