South Africa’s first health hackathon

I recently had the privilege of taking part in South Africa’s inaugural Health Hackathon – two days of building technological solutions to health problems in South Africa. I was totally out of my depth but loved every minute of it. Having taken Friday off work to attend the Hackathon, I arrived at Groote Schuur Hospital…

Ed Rybicki on vanity, viziers and viruses

Professor Ed Rybicki cuts an unexpected figure with his Hawaiian shirt, mop of grey hair and ever-present iPad. His eyes miss nothing though, revealing a quick wit and intellect somewhat at odds with his laidback appearance.  As a professor of microbiology at the University of Cape Town, Rybicki and his team have pioneered innovative and…