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

Tribute to Professor Helen Laburn

September 2014 - We remember with fondness and admiration, Professor Helen Laburn former Head of the School of Physiology, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research of the University, who passed away peacefully on Friday 19, 2014. Mor...

Top postgraduate student wins Biotech Fundi Award

September 2014 - Dr Steven Hussey, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics and the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences was recently awarded a Biotech Fundi Student Award for his PhD r...

UP's wonder couple take on cancer

August 2014 - Chemotherapy and radiation that are used currently in the fight against cancer not only attack cancer cells but also normal cells, and this leads to side effects for patients receiving treatment. In 2005, UP wonder couple Professors Annie and Fourie J...


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