UCT -MS -Integrative Biomedical Sciences (IBMS)

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UCT -MS -Integrative Biomedical Sciences (IBMS)

UCT -MS -Integrative Biomedical Sciences (IBMS)

The Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences is based on the historic pre-clinical divisions of Medical Biochemistry and Computational Biology. It provides the foundation teaching and training in basic biochemical sciences and computational biology to undergraduate students in the Faculty and will build capacity in scarce skills in South Africa including bioinformatics and large data analysis, as well as in integrative and multidisciplinary molecular sciences.
It has current strengths both in undergraduate teaching, as well post-graduate training and research; and a strong National and African footprint in capacity development, education, and service.
The Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences comprises three divisions:

  • Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Medical Biochemistry and Structural Biology

IBMS: Dept. of Integrative Biomed Sciences (IBS)

Department and Units

  • IBMS: Div. of Biochemistry&Structural Bio
  • IBMS: MRC Research Group for Receptor Bio
  • IBMS: Oesophageal Cancer Research Group
  • IBMS: Biochemstry&Structural Bio: KATZ Lab
  • IBMS: Structural Biology
  • Dept. of Botany
  • IBMS: Div. of Chemical & Systems Biology
  • IBMS: Chem & Systems Biology: Mhlanga Lab
  • IBMS: Chem & Systems Biology: Barth Lab
  • Structural Biology Research Unit
  • IBMS: Division of Computational Biology
  • IBMS: H3Africa Co-ordinating Centre
  • IBMS: Biochemistry & Structural Bio
  • IBMS: Integrative Biomed Sciences: DA’s

Interdisciplinary Strategy:

In order to address challenging biomedical problems, the UCT – MS – IBMS program takes pride in its multidisciplinary approach, which brings together professionals from several scientific fields. Students obtain in-depth expertise in a variety of fields, including molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, bioinformatics, and more, through a holistic program. Graduates from programs using an integrative method get a thorough awareness of how various biomedical professions are interconnected, enabling them to make important contributions to research and healthcare.

Career Opportunities and Industry Connections:

UCT keeps close relationships with the regional and global biomedical sectors, providing students with a wealth of networking opportunities and exposure to practical uses for their research. Students obtain knowledge of industry trends and best practices through partnerships and internships, equipping them for fulfilling jobs in academia, research institutes, pharmaceutical businesses, biotechnology corporations, and healthcare organizations. The program’s focus on developing practical skills and contacts with industry improves graduates’ employability and equips them to have a real influence in the biomedical industry.

Contact Details
Address: Cape Town

Research Office
Email: researchvisibility@uct.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 5440
Allan Cormack House

Research Contracts & Innovation (RC&I)
Email: innovation@uct.ac.za
Tel +27 (0)21 650 4015
Allan Cormack House

Office for Postgraduate Studies
Email: pgstudies@uct.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 3835
Level 2, Otto Beit Building Room 2.04

International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO)
Email: iapo@uct.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2822 / 3740

Aspiring researchers can embark on a transformative academic journey by enrolling in the UCT – MS – IBMS program, where they can make ground-breaking discoveries that will impact healthcare and human well-being in the future.

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