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Basic biotechnology courses

In collaboration with the Education Unit at SAASTA, the PUB Programme offers a basic biotechnology course for Life Sciences Educators and Subject Advisors to assist them understand Biotechnology concepts in the curriculum better and to enhance their knowledge about the field of Biotech.

These courses are run by various facilitators with extensive knowledge on biotechnology and training in communication. It is partly interactive and there are plenty of opportunities for discussion, clarification and questions.

If you would like more information on these courses, kindly contact Dr. Manjusha Sunil ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 012 392 9314) or Onica Phayane ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 012 392 9336).


Young Science Communicators Writing Initiative:

In an initiative to offer a platform to exercise skills in science communication, PUB commissioned a group of young scientists to write popular articles on various topics relating to biotechnology applications. Read their on articles on topics including sustainable energy, aquaculture, palaeogenomics, and more... Click here to view.

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Press release

Shedding Light on Human Genetic Diversity

A paper detailing the the Southern African Genome Sequencing Project and its results was published in the journal Nature.

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Easy learning!

A range of teaching aids are available in a number of different languages


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