Nitrile hydratase projects

Nitrile hydratase projects

Nitrile hydratases are enzymes that convert nitriles to the corresponding amides and have potential applications as biocatalysts. Our group has investigated a variety of nitrile hydratases from fungal species and these studies have yielded insights into the oligomerisation and the catalytic mechanism of this group of enzymes.

Governance and the improvement of education outcomes

Tue, 2018-04-03 12:30
Brian Levy will present a joint CSSR/Institute seminar on "Governance and the improvement of educational outcomes". In 2018, for the first time, the World Bank devoted its World Development Report to education. The Report (titled Learning to Realise Education's Promise) examines 'how to make schools work for learners' and 'how to make systems work for learning'. Brian will review critically the 2018 Report, drawing on his own recent work on the governance of education in South Africa and Kenya. Brian is the Academic Director of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town.

CIDRI-Africa Annual Scientific Meeting

Thu, 2018-05-17 10:00 to Fri, 2018-05-18 17:00
CIDRI-Africa will hold its Annual Scientific Meeting at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May 2018. The program will include a variety of presentations for the purposes of information from the Director and the leaders of the three CIDRI-Africa platforms as well as from Principal and Contributing Investigators and their selected mentees. There will also be sessions devoted to strategic direction. The meeting will be attended by the Centre’s Expert Advisory Board as well as a senior representative from the Wellcome Trust.