Department showcases new medical innovation on Carte Blanche

Physiological Sciences Student Akile Khoza a Miss SA  finalist

"Prof Essop's Welcome"

Why do Postgrad with us?

Danzil Joseph - Early detection key to staving off full-blown diabetes

"The Honours Experience"

Dr Bali Sishi - Mail & Guardian Young SA's

F334 Video Winners:

2016: B2 - Growth Hormone


Physiology Society of Southern Africa

International Union of Physiological Science

International Organization of Psychophysiology 

The Physiological Society 

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 

American Physiological Society 


01/10/2018: Sholto de Wet - "Dissection of autophagy machinery and protein cargo flux"

03 Sep 2018: Niel Olivier - "The role of Serum Amyloid A in apoptosis, autophagy and metastasis in cancer?"

20 Aug 2018: Ilze Mentoor - "Breast cancer as a matter of fat: Treatment Resistance?"

13 Aug 2018: Greg Thompson - "Investigating the amyloidogenic potential of Serum Amyloid A in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus"

05 Jun 2018: Dr Thomas Ebenhan - "Nuclear medicine and infectious diseases"

01 Jun 2018: Dr Ben Loos - "Autophagy control & Precision medicine - Hopes & fears"

14 May 2018: Dr Omolola Oyenihi - "
Chemoprevention of LA7-Induced Mammary Tumor Growth by SM6Met, a well Characterized Cyclopia Extract"

26 Feb 2018: Prof J. Snoep - "Quantifying the dose and temporal insulin response of glucose metabolism in differentiated mouse skeletal muscle cells"

13 Feb 2018: Ms Amber Bennet - “Immuno- and neuromodulatory effects of Sceletium tortuosum”

12 Feb 2018: Ms Letitia Louw - “Effects of Sceletium tortuosum on testosterone steroidogenesis”
                       Ms Tracey Ollewagen - “The effect of nitric oxide treatment or inhibition on skeletal muscle regeneration and fibrosis following contusion injury in rats”

09 Feb 2018: Ms Kirsten Scott - “The potential toxic effects of chronic Doxorubicin treatment on the rat pancreas and the role of ghrelin in this context”

05 Feb 2018: Ms Carmelita Abrahams - “Investigating the effects of chronic doxorubicin (DOX) and ghrelin treatment on hepatic tissue”

16 Oct 2017: Ms. Toni Goldswain - "
An investigation into the potential cardioprotective effects of Ghrelin in a chronic rat model of Doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity"

11 Oct 2017: Ms. Natasha Driescher - "
Elucidating perturbations in the rat heart in response to sugar-sweetened beverage consumption"

03 Oct 2017: Dr M. Le Roux - "Department of Psychology: Human-animal interaction"

13 Sept 2017: Mr Luan Africa - "Innovus: Making Innovation Matter"

26 Jul 2017: Dr Ben Loos - "An update of recent travels

14 Jun 2017: Hein Venter - "Phenotype Microarrays - Detailed Characterization of Cell Function and Response to Genetic Alteration or Chemical Stimuli"

07 Jun 2017: Dr Nkanyiso Hadebe - "Reperfusion Injury"

24 May 2017: Prof. Stefan Barth - "
Knowledge-driven development of disease-specific recombinant diagnostics and immunotherapeutics"

26 Apr 2017: Mr. Izak Storm - "Multi analyte detection on Luminex technology: proteins and beyond"

18 April 2017: Dr Ayodeji B. Oyenihi 
"Plant-derived products may be the panacea for chronic diseases: A case study of Centella in Type 2 diabetes mellitus "

15 Mar 2017: Mr. Josh Nederveen - "The influence of capillarization on satellite cell pool expansion"

17 Feb 2017:  Mr Niccolo Passerin - "The Dose and Time Dependent Effects of HGF on Myf-5, MyoD and miR-31 Expression in Quiescent Primary Human Myoblasts"  

15 Feb 2017: Mr Johan Visser "Developing a transendothelial shuttle by macrophage modification"
                         Ms Tanya Smith - "Elucidation of cellular mechanisms that may contribute to polyphenol-induced effects on neutrophil chemokinesis"

14 Feb 2017: Ms Hermine Kruger - "Honours defense"

07 Feb 2017: Janina Benade: Rethink your drink: Early proteomic and metabolic changes induced by long-term sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

08 Feb 2017: Prof. Douglas Kell - "A dormant blood microbiome, host iron dysregulation and LPS-induced coagulopathies underpin a large range of chronic, inflammatory diseases: a systems biology approach"

08 Feb 2017: Mr Jason Lovett: - "Exosome dynamics and cargo changes in response to muscle damaging exercise."

01 Feb 2017: Temitope Ogundipe - "De-ubiquitination: does the answer to cardiotoxicity lie within the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway?

30 Jan 2017: Jenelle Govender - "PhD defense"

25 Jan 2017: Charlene Kimar - "PhD defense"
                         Gustav van Niekerk - "PhD defense"

09 Nov 2016: "Continuation of Honours Defense Presentations"
                         Yigael Powrie - "Investigating Tau pathology in an in vitro model for Alzheimer’s disease."
                         Jurgen Kriel - "The use of autophagy modulation to combat cell death resistance in Glioblastoma Multiforme."

08 Nov 2016: "Honours Defense Presentations"

12 Oct 2016: Tanja Davis - "The role of the AHNAK protein in breast cancer: Implications for tumour metastasis and chemoresistance"

17 Aug 2016: Dr. Cecilia Roberts - "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy"

10 Aug 2016: Dr. Nathaniel McGregor - "Anxious about being Anxious?"

20 Jul 2016: Honours Physiology Presentations

08 Jun 2016: Dr. Tessa Little - "Quantifying the dynamics of the insulin signalling pathway in muscle cells"
                         Mr Cobus van Dyk - "A Detailed Kinetic Investigation of the Glycolysis of C2C12 mouse muscle myofibers"

18 May 2016: Dr. John Lopes - "Cardiomyocyte viability determination – a comparison of morphology and morphometry"

11 May 2016: Mrs. Lize Engelbrecht - "Microscopy in the mix – various developments in fluorescence and electron microscopy platforms"

18 Apr 2016: Dr. Chrisma Pretorius - "Neuropsychiatric aspects of and the psychosocial impact of chronic illnesses on patients, their caregivers and service                                      providers"

16 Mar 2016: Prof Claire Stewart - "The 4-D world of Skeletal Muscle:  Division, Differentiation, Death and Damage."

07 Mar 2016: Dr Ben Loos - "Gliomas and cell death sensitization – a South African-Indian perspective: Feedback on Research visit"

02 Mar 2016: Professor Derek Renshaw -  “Annexin A1 protein and Obesity”

17 Feb 2016: Ms Emilene Breedt - "An evaluation of Trimetazidine as a therapeutic intervention in a newly established ex vivo mouse model of acute heart failure"
                         Mr Burger Symington - "The effects of HIV protease inhibitors on the rat heart"
                         Mrs Faten Abaid - "Cardio-metabolic effects of anti-retroviral treatment in the Cape Winelands region of South Africa"

11 Feb 2016: Andre du Toit  - "Measuring and modelling autophagic flux"

10 Feb 2016: Ms Jana Wurz - "The role of ketone bodies in autophagic flux, cellular energetics and injury-induced neurotoxicity"

03/02/2016: Ms Ilze Mentoor - "Association between cancer risk, adipose tissue & selected systemic markers: 
                                                        a possible classification according to body shape
                       Mr Tumi Chaebasele - "Does protection through autophagy go beyond acute doxorubicin induced cytotoxicity?" 

29 Jan 2016: Ms Monet Viljoen - "Correlations between stress-associated anxiety and physiological determinants of health in adolescents"

27 Jan 2016: Prof. Gianni Parise - "Recent advances in understanding regulation of human muscle stem cells"




A Professor, 5 Patents And An End To Alzheimer’s
Department showcases new medical innovation on Carte Blanche
Sugar and stress: here comes trouble
Department welcomes new staff member
A PhD journey from Sabratah to Stellenbosch

Congratulations to Carol Mahachi who won a won a L’Oreal PhD Fellowship Award
Congratulations to our students on their achievements at PSSA 2017
Megan Mitchell - Award for cancer research
PhD student awarded for cancer research
Prof Resia Pretorius wins national award
Science Café Stellenbosch presents: On stimulants and supplements
Science Cafe Presenter- Prof C Smith
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Breast Cancer (Stellenbosch University, Main Campus)

SU physiologist recognised for cancer research
SU physiology students reap top awards
PSSA 2016 Prize Winners
Professor of science aims to improve society
Why do we lose our appetite when we are ill?

Volksblad - Wyndam Winner
PSSA 2015
Farmworkers volunteer for baseline cancer study
Honours 2015 Poster Presentations
Fisiologiese Wetenskap Navorsingsdag
Department of Physiological Sciences Research Day 2015
Heart and Stroke Foundation visits physiology students
Yigael Powrie - MSSA competition winner

PPSS - Santa shoe box drive
Prof Faadiel Essop - "SU researchers help address devastating burden of diabetes"
Prof Carine Smith - Hoodia news articles
Prof Carine Smith - Hoodia weight loss supplement ineffective and dangerous
PSSA 2014 Conference Winners
42nd Annual PSSA Conference 2014
Distinguished Professor - KH. Myburgh
Department of Physiological Sciences Research Day 2014
Honours 2014 Poster Presentations
Department Breakfast 2014
Danzil Joseph - Early detection key to staving off full-blown diabetes