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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Research Programme Detail

Research Programme NameDepartment of Chemical Pathology
Research Programme DescriptionResearch is on Cardiovascular development and progression of atherosclerosis, Role of insulin resistance in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, HIV metabolic related diseases (role of).
Research Programme TechniquesChromatography (GC, TLC), Use platelet aggregometer which uses light intensity readings to calculate aggregation. Gives (radiation) uptake and secretion of molecules use gamma counter for radiation. Platelet function, Platelet aggregation, Platelet secretion, Platelet adhesion, Basic PCR.
Research Programme KeywordsDiabetes, insulin resistance , metabolic syndrome, platelet function, glucose levels, lipid levels, chromatography, PCR.
Research FieldCardiovascular
Responsible PersonNaran, Nitien

Associated Scientists

Last Name First Name Title E-mail Address Department & Institution
Naran Nitien Dr Nitien.naran@nhls.co.za Chemical Pathology, University of the Witwatersrand