Dr Vinayak Singh appointed as a Senior Research Officer
Dr Vinayak Singh is a Biotechnologist/Biochemist with more than 15 years of extensive experience in drug discovery research.
Dr Kathryn Wicht appointed as a Research Officer
Dr Kathryn Wicht joined KC academic group in March this year after spending more than 2 years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Fidock Lab, at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. She previously completed her PhD in the...
Professor Chibale has been named a world leader in Pharma
Professor Chibale has been named one of the world’s top 60 inspirational leaders in the pharmaceutical industry and one of the top 20 innovatory minds in small molecule drug discovery.
Constance M. Korkor looks back on her experiences at the Next Generation Scientist program 2019
Constance M. Korkor, a PhD student with the KC academic group was among 20 talented and innovative scientists in various fields in drug discovery and development as well as clinicians to participate in the three months intensive Next Generations...
Dr Lauren Arendse recipient of 2020 FLAIR fellowship
Dr Lauren Arendse, a research scientist with the KC academic group was among the 29 young researchers across the continent of Africa and four from the University of Cape Town who were selected as part of the 2020 Future Leaders- African Independent...
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We are situated in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.  Our laboratories span two campuses of the University of Cape Town (UCT). Our synthetic chemistry laboratories are located within the Department of Chemistry on UCT’s Upper Campus, while our biochemical laboratories are located within the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine on UCT’s Medical School Campus. Our research is at the interface of biology, chemistry and medicine. Research topics in our laboratories are geared towards providing students and postdoctoral fellows with choices that expose them to the widest possible frontiers of science, with hopes that their education and training encompasses modern approaches to research in the chemical and biological sciences.

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