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CSIR researcher receives L'Ore'al-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa 2016 Award

Congratulations to Stephanie Fanucchi, a CSIR cell biologist who was awarded the 2016 L'Ore'al-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Award for her work involving the use of cutting-edge microscopes and synthetic biology tools to understand how immune genes are regulated. For the past 18 years, the L'Ore'al-UNESCO for Women in Science ( programme has encouraged, promoted and honoured female scientists all over the world.

CSIR to conduct Strategic Environmental Assessment for aquaculture development

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), has commissioned the CSIR to conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for aquaculture development in South Africa.

CSIR introduces new-generation fingerprint sensing technology

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) today launched a South African first: A new-generation fingerprinting sensing technology, using high-speed, large-volume optical coherence tomography (OCT). The CSIR's OCT device will contribute to law enforcement and forensics in general. Safety and security is a national imperative. Equally important is the industrialisation of South Africa's research and development into relevant solutions for local challenges.

Sasol Solar Challenge 2016 kicks at Scientia on Heritage Day

The Sasol Solar Challenge 2016 comprising 14 teams, eight local and six international, will commence the eight-day event at the CSIR Pretoria campus on 24 September and conclude in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront on 1 October 2016.

Finding NEMO: first visual evidence of higher-order immune response structures results from collaborative research

Scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), in collaboration with colleagues at the Institut Pasteur and University College London (UCL) have for the first time visualised a key regulatory protein in cells. This landmark finding appears in the Nature Communications Journal, published on 2 September 2016.

CSIR pursues partnerships for industry growth and skills development at Africa Aerospace and Defence expo

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be participating at the biennial Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo taking place at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Centurion from 14 -18 September 2016.

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