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April 11, 2017

Towards the end of 2016, the NNBF acquired EthoVision™ software and the DanioVision™ system from Noldus® – a company that has had great success in developing software and instruments for behavioural research.  By adding these systems to our infrastructure, we are now a...

February 27, 2017

We would like to welcome our new team member to the NNBF. Dr Sarel Brand is a registered pharmacist with post-graduate experience in translational neuroscience and pharmacology.  He completed his PhD at the NWU in Potchefstroom with a thesis titled “The development and...

January 26, 2017

Aquatic ecotoxicology formed a major part of the content within the SA Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Summer School which is funded by the Department of Science and Technology. The various themes for the 2016 Nanoschool were an introduction to the Health Safety and Env...

October 4, 2016

The theme for the 2016 South African Nanoscience and Nanotechnology School is “Nanotechnology health, safety and environmental risk research: Nanotechnology HSE is a necessity and not an impediment in the advancement of nanotechnology”.

The school will focus on traini...

September 12, 2016

We are looking for an MSc and PhD student to start a new project in 2017. For details on how to apply please see the advertisement below.

July 19, 2016

Gold nanoparticles have been around since ancient times and were historically used as a method to stain glass and were reported to have healing properties. These nanomaterials are now being developed as drug delivery vectors due to their unique properties which allow f...

July 19, 2016

I still remember the day I brought them back from the supplier- Danio, Danio rerio long fins. pH check, temperature check, conductivity stable. Tecniplast was going to be my new favorite laboratory helper and so far we are getting on just great. The fish were maintaine...

March 4, 2015

Prof Victor Wepener is the Director for the School of Biological Sciences of North-West University forming part of the Water Research Group. The sub program Ecotoxicology houses the National Nanoecotoxicology Bioassay Facility (NNBF).

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