Origin of the MyoLab

It all started when Tertius met with Prof Tim Noakes on a particularly sunny day, chatting about the need for better research and understanding of muscle, and how these muscles from various species work. That day was the birth of the
Myology Laboratory. This laboratory is located in the Department of Medical Bioscience, in the Life Sciences Building of the University of the Western Cape.


We strive to be a leader in skeletal muscle biology through innovative research, providing outstanding quality, and building longstanding relationships with one-another.


  • We aim to
  • be a place where the muscle mysteries of all species will be studied.
  • translate the research into an easy-to-understand platform for all to enjoy,
  • honour those who played and continue to play an important part in our research venture,
  • serve as an educational platform for all, and
  • promote our expertise and services.