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.

​​2021 Best 2nd-year student: Tineke Swanepoel ​​​​​​

2021 Best 3rd-year student:​​ Michael Jonathan ​Lee​

2021 Best Honours student:​ Sasha Marais​​

2021 Virtual Graduation Tea ​Video (click to view)​

Our Research