The Scientific Computing Research Unit’s approach to addressing Africa's lack of affordable health care technology is to design solutions informed by locally developed advanced computational models.

Our objectives are to:

  • Lead interdisciplinary, innovative research
  • Translate fundamental laboratory discoveries into clinical solutions
  • Commercialise and share our healthcare discoveries to build the South African healthcare sector

The impacts of our work include:

  • Advanced methodologies and technologies for inventing diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Increased number of super specialists working on healthcare technology research in Africa
  • Strengthened local practises and processes for drug design
  • Increased social application and relevance  of computational research
  • Patents for disease therapeutics and diagnostics

Explore our Outputs

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Explore SCRU research in computational science and modelling, informatics and visualization, and glycobiomedical science
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The Scientific Computing Research Unit develops high-performance simulation software as well as chemical and chemical biology modelling
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Meet the SCRU Postgraduate students and alumni who are highly skilled, experienced computational scientists, chemists, chemical and molecular biologists, mathematicians, physicists, electrical and chemical engineers
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