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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”.

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...

ACGT and Wits University host CLCbio Genomics Workbench Workshop (NGS workshop)

August 2014 - The ACGT, in collaboration with The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) held a CLCbio Genomics Workbench Workshop recently. The event was held at the Nucleus Computer Laboratory at Wits from the 14th to 18th July 2014. Delegates from all five ACGT partner ...


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