Events - Future Events

  • 16th Regional Plant Biotechnology Forum

    1 November 2018

    The ACGT, together with the University of Johannesburg, will be hosting the 16th ACGT Regional Plant Biotechnology Forum on the 1st of November 2018.

    The theme for the forum will be: Advances in Plant Defense Responses: Towards Plant-Pathogen System Perspectives

    Venue: Council Chambers, University of Johannesburg

    Programme to follow in a few weeks.

  • Linux training course for Life Scientists

    25 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

    The ACGT is organizing a Linux training course from the 25th to 28th September 2018 at the University of Pretoria, Hatfield campus.  Advancements in sequencing platforms and the amount of data generated have prompted the ACGT to organize this course. Linux is not only a useful alternative operating system for data analysis and visualization; but is also a key requirement for some future ACGT workshops that require background in coding such as the RNA-Sequencing and Transcriptome workshop to be held in the next few months as well as similar future workshops.

    The topics outlined below will be covered during the course:

    • The shell
    • The file system
    • File and directories
    • Permissions
    • Find files
    • Basic system commands
    • Redirection with command and file pipes
    • Basic Grep, sed and awk
    • Processes
    • Environment variables
    • Basic shell scripts.

    The course will be facilitated by a renowned lecturer and skilled technician from the Cisco Networking Academy at CPUT with a wealth of over 12 years of experience and knowledge on networking, operating systems and applications.

    Should you be interested in attending this course, please provide your details and your reasons for attending the course. Please use this link to apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LinuxACGT

    Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Kindly be as descriptive as possible in answering questions as selections will be based on the answers you provided. If you know someone else who stands to benefit from this course, kindly forward this email to the relevant party.