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As part of its long-term goals, the Science Faculty strives to recruit and develop leaders in the academic and research fields. The mission of the Science Faculty is to develop science through quality teaching and research, and to contribute to the well-being of society and the improvement of the quality of the environment.

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  • Vermeulen, Christiaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The facilities for radionuclide production at iThemba LABS have undergone a number of significant upgrades over the last decade in order to increase the production capacity and to diversify the ...
  • Dirk-Mathys, Spangenberg   Dudley, Angela   Neethling, Pieter H.   Rohwer, Erich G.   Forbes, Andrew (Optical Society of America, 2014-05)
    Spatial light modulators are ubiquitous tools for wavefront control and laser beam shaping but have traditionally been used with monochromatic sources due to the inherent wavelength dependence of the calibration process ...
  • Viktor, Marko J.   Rose, Shaunita H.   Van Zyl, Willem H.   Viljoen-Bloom, Marinda (BioMed Central, 2013-11)
    Abstract Background Starch is one of the most abundant organic polysaccharides available for the production of bio-ethanol as an alternative transport fuel. Cost-effective utilisation of ...
  • Nkomo, Mpumelelo M.   Katerere, David D. R.   Vismer, Hester H. F.   Cruz, Thomas T.   Balayssac, Stephane S.   Malet-Martino, Myriam M.   Makunga, Nokwanda N. P. (BioMed Central, 2014-03)
    Abstract Background: Salvia africana-lutea L., an important medicinal sage used in the Western Cape (South Africa), can be termed a ‘broad-spectrum remedy’ suggesting the presence of a multiplicity of bioactive metabolites. ...
  • Cangi, Nídia   Horak, Ivan G.   Apanaskevich, Dmitry A.   Matthee, Sonja   Das Neves, Luis C. B. G.   Estrada-Pena, Agustin   Matthee, Conrad A. (Public Library of Science -- PLoS, 2013-10)
    A comparative phylogeographic study on two economically important African tick species, Amblyomma hebraeum and Hyalomma rufipes was performed to test the influence of host specificity and host movement on dispersion. Pairwise ...
  • Wild, Marcel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-10)
    Marcel Maria Wolfgang Wild was born on 17 July 1958 in Bern (Switzerland). After matriculating from the Gymnasium Rämibühl in Zürich in 1977 he studied Mathematics, Computer Science and (to a lesser degree) Philosophy ...
  • Strauss, Erick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-03)
    Erick Strauss, born on 4 November 1975 and raised in Pretoria, attended the University of Pretoria from 1994 to 1997 where he obtained his BSc (majoring in chemistry and biochemistry) and BSc(Hons) (in chemistry) degrees, ...
  • Rohwer, Johann M. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-10)
    Johann Rohwer was born in Greytown on 25 May 1968 and grew up in the German settlement Hermannsburg in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. He received all his schooling at the Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg. After matriculating ...
  • van Otterlo, Willem (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-06)
    Willem van Otterlo was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As a child he moved to Southern Africa and received his primary and secondary schooling in Windhoek, Namibia, and Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1989 he started ...
  • Müller-Nedebock, Kristian (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-10)
    Kristian Müller-Nedebock’s association with Stellenbosch began when his parents moved the family here from his place of birth, Eshowe, in KwaZulu-Natal. With predilections for libraries, Lego and Latin, his pursuit ...
  • Breuer, Florian (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-08)
    Florian Breuer was born in 1977 in Vienna, Austria, to German parents and moved to Stellenbosch at the age of 4, where he grew up and completed his undergraduate studies at Stellenbosch University in 1998. He then moved ...
  • Essop, Faadiel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    Prof Faadiel Essop is the current chairperson of the Depart - ment of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University. He hails from a strong rural background; he was born in Ceres and grew up in Paarl (Western Cape, ...
  • Engelbrecht, Anna-Mart (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-03)
    Anna-Mart Engelbrecht is currently professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University. She was born in Pretoria, grew up in the Western Cape and matriculated from DF Malan High School in ...
  • Dreyer, Leanne Laurette (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-03)
    Léanne Dreyer’s fascination with nature started in her pre- ‘‘school years, and has increased steadily throughout her life. She was attracted by the different smells, colours, textures and shapes nature offered, and by ...
  • Banda, Mapundi Kondwani (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-10)
    Mapundi Kondwani Banda grew up in Mala^wi, where he com- pleted his secondary school education at Bandawe Secondary School in 1986 and obtained a BSc degree from the University of Mala^wi in 1990. In 1991 he completed ...
  • Hassan, Ahmed Mohamed Ali Omer (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Wireless ad hoc networks are increasingly used in today’s life in various areas ranging from environmental monitoring to the military. For technical reasons, they are severely limited in terms of battery ...
  • Rohwer, Christian Matthias (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this dissertation we address the conservation of topological states in polymer knots. Topological constraints are frequently included into theoretical descriptions of polymer systems through invariants ...
  • Hodson, Luke (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Cancer is the leading cause of death on the planet, killing an estimated 8.2 million people in the year of 2012.The disease is associated with two families of genes, namely oncogenes and tumour suppressor ...
  • Basson, Neil (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Two series of amphiphilic, organic-inorganic graft copolymers of poly(methyl methacrylate) and poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PMMA-graft-PDMS), as well as poly(acrylonitrile) and poly(dimethylsiloxane) ...
  • Kühn, Stefan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Codes are ubiquitous in culture|and, by implication, in nature. Code biology is the study of these codes. However, the term `code' has assumed a variety of meanings, sowing confusion and cynicism. The ...

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