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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”.

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

December 2014 - The ACGT hosted the 5th national proteomics workshop in September 2015; 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...

Wits’ Professional Development Hub hosts the 10th Regional Plant Biotechnology Forum

December 2014 - The 10th Regional Plant Forum was held on the 30th of October 2014 at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Professional Development Hub. The ACGT partnered with Prof Chrissie Rey, from the University of the Witwatersrand, to plan and organise the 10th Fo...

Metabolomics Research Group received ChromSA Chromatographer of the Year Award

November 2014 - Prof Ian Dubery from the Department of Biochemistry and his Plant Metabolomics Research Group were awarded the Chromatographer of the Year Award for 2014. ChromSA Chromatographer of the Year award for 2014 is awarded to the Metabolomics Research Gr...


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