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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”.

ACGT, BSP and UP's GRI, team up to host the Genome Analysis ToolKit (GATK) workshop

August 2015 - The African Centre for Gene Technologies (ACGT) in conjunction with the Bioinformatics Service Platform (BSP) and UP's Genomics Research Institute (GRI)  hosted a 5-day Genome Analysis ToolKit (GATK) Workshop between the 22-26 June 2015 at the  Centre for...

Scientist's early success required passion, commitment and difficult choices

August 2015 - The early success of Dr Stephanie Fanucchi leaves most people astounded. This young biologist had already completed her PhD when she joined the CSIR in 2011, her first job. Hardly three years later and a few months before her 29th birthday, she was part o...

Online bioinformatics tools for sequence analysis

July 2015 - Bioinformatics is a field of study concerned with computational analysis and storage of biological data. The field is broad, ranging from the study of DNA and proteins, to structural biology, drug design and comparative genomics. Dr Trevor Bell and Profes...


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