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Sunday, 16 June 2019
UCT marks international Brain Awareness Week

UCT’s Neuroscience Institute and the student-run UCT Cortex Club held a very successful event on 14 March to mark global Brain Awareness Week. Schoolchildren were captivated by the event, which also helped to spark interest in the dynamic field of neuroscience.

Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 13:00
Super student soars to new heights

Richard Burman, a UCT graduate, who has a MBChB, Honours and MSc with distinction to his name, all of which was achieved in just seven short years,  has recently been awarded a fellowship at Oxford.

We took some time to catch up with Richard to find out how his journey started and what his future holds.

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 - 09:15
New horizons, future collaborations: connecting the hemispheres in Neuroscience Research

After six wonderful years as a Lecturer in Neuroimaging at the UCT Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health – and about 65 publications later – Dr. Samantha Brooks is looking ahead to joining the bright lights of Liverpool UK, later this year. Dr. Brooks will commence a tenure- track Senior Lectureship position in Cognitive Neuroscience, in her home country, at Liverpool...

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 - 18:15
PhD awarded for mental health training and education research

Addiction research is a rapidly growing area of neuroscience, and is highly relevant to the South African context. We have the world’s highest prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome, and methamphetamine psychosis accounts for a significant proportion of inpatient psychiatric admissions. UCT Neuroscience Institute work on addictions ranges from basic neuroscience, through to clinical research (e.g. on brain imaging), and on to public health research.

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 - 18:15