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Capacity building

Communication training for scientists

Science Communication training courses for scientists are offered periodically through the Science Communications Unit at SAASTA, through which PUB is implemented. To receive updates on upcoming opportunities, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Exhibit facilitator training

Every opportunity is given to provide students of biotechnology and related fields to gain experience and knowledge by becoming facilitators at PUB exhibits around the country. If you are currently studying biotechnology or a related field and would like to know more about becoming a PUB exhibit facilitator, please email your CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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


Interested in a career in the exciting field of biotechnology?

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