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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”.

Representative on SAAMS

July 2014 -     The (Metabolomics) community have unanimously nominated Prof Ian Dubery from the Department of Biochemistry as the South African Association for Mass Spectrometry (SAAMS) Metabolomics  representative. The South African Association f...

ACGT Represented at Joint EDULINK, ACP S&T and CP-RSD Stakeholder Conference

July 2014 - ACGT Centre Manager, John Becker, recently attended the joint ACP stakeholders meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The ACGT were awarded funds for an ACP-EU action “GMASSURE” (Assuring agricultural and food safety of Genetically Modified Organisms in Southern A...

Innovation Hub’s Biopark to open in third quarter

July 2014 - Phase 1 of the Innovation Hub’s Biopark@Gauteng is already filled to capacity, says Innovation Hub research, development and innovation GM Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela. The ten companies in Phase 1 of the Life Sciences Enterprise project will be abl...


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