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 NameRaymond
Last NameSparrow
TitleDr
E-Mail AddressRSparrow@csir.co.za
Department / InstitutionBiosciences Division, CSIR
Faculty
Address 1Building 20
Address 2
Address 3
Address 4
Telephone Number012 841 3741
Fax Number
Web Sitewww.csir.co.za
Web link to CV

Associated Equipment

Equipment Name Equipment Location Equipment Facility Department Responsible Person
CD Spectrophotometer, Applied Photophysics, Chiroscan Building 20, 2nd Floor Biophotonic bionanodevices Biosciences Division Sparrow, Raymond
UV-Visible dual beam Spectrophotometer, Shimadzu, 1650PC Building 20, 2nd Floor Biophotonic bionanodevices Biosciences Division Sparrow, Raymond
Avanti J-301 Centrifuge, Beckman Coulter Building 20, 2nd Floor Biophotonic bionanodevices Biosciences Division Sparrow, Raymond
Fluorometer luminometer, Biotek Instruments, FLX800 Building 20, 2nd Floor Biophotonic bionanodevices Biosciences Division Sparrow, Raymond
Power waver HT, Biotek Instruments, HT Building 20, 2nd Floor Biophotonic bionanodevices Biosciences Division Sparrow, Raymond
AKTA Explorer, General Electric (GE) Health Care, Explorer 10S Building 20, 2nd Floor Biophotonic bionanodevices Biosciences Division Sparrow, Raymond
Freeze dryer, Labconco Triad Building 20, 2nd Floor Biophotonic bionanodevices Biosciences Division Sparrow, Raymond
Probe sonicator, Bandilyn, Sonopulse Building 20, 2nd Floor Biophotonic bionanodevices Biosciences Division Sparrow, Raymond

Associated Research Programmes

Research Programme Name Techniques Keywords Research Field Responsible Person
Biophotonic bionanodevices Ultra fast spectroscopy, Synchrotron radiation, Non linear microscopy, Photosynthetic energy transfer, Circular Dichroism (CD), Various spectroscopic techniques Biophysics, Ultrafast spectroscopy, Photosynthesis, Energy transfer, light harvesting, microfluidics, polymer chemistry, Motor proteins, ATP synthesis, Active transport mechanisms, Bacteriorhodopsin, Non linear microscopy Bioengineering Sparrow, Raymond