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Biochemistry is the study of life and living systems with the help of chemical, physical and biological methods.
The modern history of the human race is full of remarkable and admirable (and some not so admira​ble) achievements in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, agriculture, communications, space exploration, social progress, economics, an​d the arts. The future will certainly record many more. However, of all the progress that is anticipated, the greatest impact may result from the quest to learn how a living organism operates in terms of the molecules that compose it, and then to manipulate the molecules an​d thus manipulate the organism. A profound statement to say the least, but yet this is the real prospect for the future. The core of this quest is biochemical knowledge. ​​

R C Bohinsky ​​​​​​​​​​

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The South African Metabolomics Association is officially an affiliate of the International Metabolomics Society
The end of June 2018 marked a significant moment in the South African metabolomics research space as the Metabolomics Association of South Africa (MASA) was officially affiliated to the International Metabolomics Society (IMS), effective 1st July 2018.

Applications for post-graduate studies for 2019 are closed
Please note that online applications for post-graduate studies for 2019 have closed. For future applications, please note that a minimum of 65% is required for your previous degree for articulation into the next degree. Furthermore, should you have qualified from a non-South Africa institution, then SAQA ( accreditation will be required.