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The African Centre for Gene Technologies (ACGT) is an initiative that involves the CSIR, the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Johannesburg and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). The aim is to create a collaborative network of excellence in advanced biotechnology, with specific focus on the “-omics”.

Dr Rachel Chikwamba to serve on African Union panel and Medical Research Board January 2017 - Dr Rachel Chikwamba, CSIR Group Executive: Strategic Alliances and Communication, was recently appointed to the African Union (AU) high-level committee on Science, Technology and Innovation ...

Plant-Based Biologics proves a popular and relevant field of biotechnology at ACGT Regional Plant Forum December 2016 - The ACGT, in conjunction with the CSIR, hosted the 12th Regional Plant Biotechnology Forum on the 8th of September at the CSIR’s International Convention Centre ...

Bringing Silicon to Life December 2016 - A new study is the first to show that living organisms can be persuaded to make silicon-carbon bonds—something only chemists had done before. Scientists at ...

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