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 NameBiophotonic bionanodevices
Research Programme DescriptionWorking on the development of light-activated controllable bio-molecular machines/devices. Development of microfluidic devices.
Research Programme TechniquesUltra fast spectroscopy, Synchrotron radiation, Non linear microscopy, Photosynthetic energy transfer, Circular Dichroism (CD), Various spectroscopic techniques
Research Programme KeywordsBiophysics, Ultrafast spectroscopy, Photosynthesis, Energy transfer, light harvesting, microfluidics, polymer chemistry, Motor proteins, ATP synthesis, Active transport mechanisms, Bacteriorhodopsin, Non linear microscopy
Research FieldBioengineering
Responsible PersonSparrow, Raymond

Associated Scientists

Last Name First Name Title E-mail Address Department & Institution
Sparrow Raymond Dr Biosciences Division, CSIR