Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​Department of Biochemistry​​​

What is Biochemistry?

Biochemistry is positioned at the interaction-field between chemistry and biology, moving from molecular structures via macro-molecular activity to biological function.

From applied studies in waste water treatment, potato virus spread, contraceptives, drug discovery and malaria to fundamental work in Systems Biology, and P450 function, you will find it all in our department. Follow any of the links to find out more about our research, undergraduate and post-graduate courses, staff and other departmental issues.

2022 Best 2nd-year students: 

Jana de Jongh & Maria Elizabeth Lictenburg ​

2022 Best 3rd-year student:​​ Madelein Dippenaar

2022 Best Honours student:​ Marko Kersten​​ (prize sponsored by

Our Research