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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”.

Enhancing biopharming for an emerging bioeconomy

February 2015 - In the world of health and medicine, the word tobacco usually brings to mind cancer, emphysema and heart disease. But in recent years the plant's tarnished reputation is getting a makeover from the development of pharmaceuticals through an effective, swif...

Spotlight on malaria case management

February 2015 - The University of Pretoria (UP)’s vision acknowledges this institution’s prominent role in Africa and its commitment to fulfilling its social responsibilities. In this context it is clear that malaria, which has a devastating impact on the health of the c...

The Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch Host the 5th Proteomics Workshop

December 2014 - The ACGT hosted the 5th national proteomics workshop in September 2014; facilitated by two world renowned proteomics experts, Prof Kathryn Lilley from Cambridge University and Prof Lennart Martens from Ghent University. The workshops were held at two node...


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