THE ACGT DATABASE

The ACGT database is a compilation of biosciences research skills, techniques and specialised equipment of scientists at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, CSIR, University of Johannesburg and the Agricultural Research Council. ACGT is instrumental in creating an awareness of the regional research activities and programmes. It was created to stimulate coordination of research efforts between the partner institutions and provide a platform for future collaborations.

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Personal Information

First NameRobyn
Last Namevan Zyl
TitleDr
E-Mail AddressRobyn.vanZyl@wits.ac.za
Department / InstitutionPharmacy and Pharmacology, University of the Witwatersrand
FacultyHealth Sciences
Address 1Medical School
Address 2Pharmacology Department
Address 3Room 8Q01
Address 4
Telephone Number011 717 2271
Fax Number
Web Sitehttp://web.wits.ac.za/Academic/Health/TherapeuticSciences/Pharmacy/Home.htm
Web link to CV

Associated Equipment

Equipment Name Equipment Location Equipment Facility Department Responsible Person
Wallac 1205 Beta Plate reader Pharmacology Division Malaria Research Group Pharmacy and Pharmacology van Zyl, Robyn
Semi-automated Titertek Cell harvester Pharmacology Division Malaria Research Group Pharmacy and Pharmacology van Zyl, Robyn
UV-VIS spectrophotometer Pharmacology Division Malaria Research Group Pharmacy and Pharmacology van Zyl, Robyn

Associated Research Programmes

Research Programme Name Techniques Keywords Research Field Responsible Person
Malaria Research Group Malaria culturing (asexual/sexual), Antimalarial drug sensitivity determination, Drug combination studies, Haemozoin-drug interactions, Metal chelation/free radical, Toxicology. Malaria, tritiated hypoxanthine incorporation assay, cytotoxicity, haemozoin, metal chelation, iron, copper, free radicals, lipid peroxidation, gametocyte differentiation. Malaria van Zyl, Robyn