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The most recent Rooibos Science Café was held on 8 November 2022 at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Rooibos Science Café is organised by the SA Rooibos Council and is an occasion to bring together Rooibos industry and commercial partners as well as scientists doing Rooibos-related research. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first Rooibos Science Café held since 2019. Several members of the SU Division of Medical Physiology (Tygerberg Campus) and other departments at SU attended the 2022 Science Café, and research presentations were delivered by Prof Ben Loos and his group (Dept of Physiological Sciences), Prof Carine Smith and her group (Division of Clinical Pharmacology), and Dr Hanél Sadie-Van Gijsen, as well as by MSc students of Dr Gerald Maarman’s group (Sara Shaboodien, Carmen Marie Payne and Thatho Kgatla).

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1. Wyndham Competition for Best Oral Presentation by a postgraduate student:
Logan Smith
Minette van Wyk
Bernie Groenewald
Michaela de Kock
Joshua Matthee
Yashthi Ramsunder

2. Johnny van der Walt Best Poster Award (for postgraduate students):
Ilze Willemse
Danelle Botha
Michael Rabela
Jody Abrahams

3. Staff members who will be presenting in the general sessions:
Frans Everson
Hanél Sadie-van Gijsen
Barbara Huisamen
Lihle Qulu
Marguerite Blignaut




Official Opening and Guest Speaker: Wednesday 31st Aug 12h45-14h15,
Oral presentations from Medical Physiology students in Lecture Hall 5 on Thursday 1st September: Logan Smith (13h45-14h00) and Minette van Wyk (14h00-14h15);
The following Medical Physiology staff and students will present posters. 
Jody Abrahams
Candice Februarie
Amanda Genis
Frans Everson
Bernie Groenewald 
Thembeka Nyawo
Vuyisani Michael Rabela
Stephen Southway
Ingrid Webster
Dr Erna Marais will chair the Non-Communicable Diseases session on Thursday 1st September.