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 NameArmanda
Last NameBastos
E-Mail Address
Department / InstitutionZoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria
FacultyNatural and Agricultural Sciences
Address 1Zoology Building
Address 2Room 3-16.1
Address 3
Address 4
Telephone Number012 420 4612
Fax Number
Web Site
Web link to CV

Associated Equipment

Equipment Name Equipment Location Equipment Facility Department Responsible Person
LightCycler 1.5 (Roche) Zoology Building Molecular Epidemiology & Zoology Zoology and Entomology Bastos, Armanda

Associated Research Programmes

Research Programme Name Techniques Keywords Research Field Responsible Person
Molecular Epidemiology & Zoology Real-time PCR, Phylogenetic analysis, Diagnostic PCR development PCR, nucleotide sequencing, phylogenetic analysis, diagnostics, method development, bacteria, viruses, host-pathogen dynamics, taxonomy. Genetics Bastos, Armanda