Umthombo 2 - Page 8



Prof Anna-Lise
Williamson
Various inventions
related to HIV/AIDS,
HPV and animal
vaccines
Universities are conducive
to innovation, as researchers
and students dedicate
themselves to the act of
problem-solving through
research. Over the past few
years, UCT has been central
to an array of practical
innovations that have been
implemented to better the
lives of ordinary people. In
many cases, women have
been taking the lead.
Dr Georgia Schafer
Treatment of sexually
transmitted infections using
surfactant protein A (SP-A)
Prof Virna Leaner
Quinoxaline derivatives
with anti-cancer properties
better than Cisplatin
POWERING
CHANGE
UCT women in
HEALTH
INNOVATION
IMAGE: Michael Hammond, courtesy the South
African Department of Science and Technology’s
National Intellectual Property Management Office
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Dr Pauline van der Watt
Quinoxaline derivatives with
anti-cancer properties better
than Cisplatin





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