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Hatter Cardiovascular Genetics team were honoured at the 2017 NRF Team Science Awards
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 - 11:00

At the National Research Foundation awards evening, held in Bloemfontein on Thursday, 14th September 2017, our Cardiovascular Genetics team were honoured with the "NRF Team Science Award for 2017".  

 

Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - 13:00

Dr. Johann Baard presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona, August 2017- the largest global cardiovascular congress visited by more than 31 000 people this year.

“Killer Heart Gene” airs on Carte Blanche
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 - 06:45

 

The Cardiovascular Genetics team at the Hatter Institute at UCT, headed by Prof Bongani Mayosi and Dr Gasnat Shaboodien, continue to garner accolades and national media attention.

 

The World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders program wel-comes the 2017 cohort of emerging leaders!
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 - 10:45

2017 marks the fourth year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme and will focus on access to essential medicines for cardiovascular diseases. Despite the availability for decades of evidence-based medicines to prevent and treat CVD, their use is still very low.

UCT Heart Researchers honoured for “Excellent Achievement in the Field of Genetic Research” from the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) of South Africa
Mon, 15 May 2017 - 10:45

The Cardiovascular Genetics research team (led by Prof Bongani (dean of UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences) and Dr Gasnat Shaboodien (Deputy Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics unit, HICRA, UCT) that discovered that a mutation in the CDH2 gene can cause a disease known as arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC) has raised public awareness of heart disease in South Africa to a whole new level.

 

Prof. Karen Sliwa- new deputy dean research
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 - 10:30

Prof. Karen Sliwa has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean for Research until the end of the year. 

A Researcher at the Hatter Institute visited a European Research Council (ERC)-funded laboratory in Netherlands
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 - 10:45

Dr Frederic Nduhirabandi, a postdoctoral researcher at the Hatter Institute, visited a European Research Council (ERC)-funded laboratory in Netherlands in the context of a newly initiated partnership between National Research Foundation (NRF) and ERC.

Prof. Karen Sliwa gave the prestigious Academy of Sciences-The Lancet International Health lecture
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 - 10:45

Prof. Karen Sliwa gave the prestigious Academy of Sciences-The Lancet International Health lecture at the Wellcome Collection Centre in London, 25th October 2016.

The Heart of Africa book launch in Douala, Cameroon: 2nd Research and Scientific days
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 - 07:30

The Heart of Africa book was lunched on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at the 2nd Douala Medical Research Day, Douala Hospital, Cameroon.

Professor Karen Sliwa elected as World Heart Federation President-Elect
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 - 08:45

Johanna Ralston, CEO of the World Heart Federation made an announcement at its General Assembly which was held during the recent World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Heath 2016 that, Prof Karen Sliwa of South Africa has been elected by the membership as President-Elect of the Federation, marking two firsts:  she is the first female president and the first from the African Continent.

 

ESC Heart Failure Congress – Florence, Italy. 20 – 24th May 2016
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 - 09:15

Prof Sliwa, Dr Feriel Azibani (Post-doctoral Research fellow) & Olivia Briton (Project Coordinator) attended the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, where Prof Sliwa presented the recently published results of the BAHEF study (European Journal of Heart Failure (2016)doi:10.1002/ejhf.581) in a Late Breaking Trial session as well as a talk on ‘Valvular disease in Pregnancy’ during the ‘Cardiac challenges in Pregnancy’ session.

Prof. Derek Yellon and Prof. Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute, visited the Institute.
Mon, 16 May 2016 - 12:00

In May 2016 Prof. Karen Sliwa welcomed Prof Derek Yellon and Prof Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute during their visit at the Institute. 

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