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Upcoming events

You can catch PUB at some of the usual exhibitions like:


Finding the new voices of Science and Technology

Calling all scientist aged between 21 and 35 to enter the FameLab South Africa 2013 Competition. Click here for more information.


Australian Science Communicators National Conference
Brisbane, Australia 2-5 February 2014

ASC2014 will emphasise innovation in science communication stimulated by understanding our audiences, using visual communication and new media, and demonstrating the impact of our efforts.

13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference
Salvador, Brazil 5-8 May 2014

The International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference is coming to Latin America for the first time in 2014 and will be held in Salvador, Brazil, between 5 - 8 May. Previous conferences have been located in every other continent around the world. PCST 2014’s main theme is “Science communication for social inclusion and political engagement.

Cape Town, South Africa 9-13 November 2014

The ISBGMO is a biennial, international meeting organised under the auspices of the ISBR, which has previously been hosted in Germany, Canada, China, France, Korea, New Zealand, Argentina and the USA. It brings together academics, technology developers, regulatory authorities, non-government organisations and other credible stakeholders involved in all aspects of biosafety and offers a unique opportunity to share information and experiences and engage in open and meaningful dialogue on biosafety research, risk analysis, policy and regulatory matters.

The goal of the symposium is to advance the standing of biosafety research around the world and shape the ways in which GM technology is applied and regulated. It will be the first time that the ISBGMO is hosted in Africa and we estimated that it will be attended by approximately 450 delegates from at least 50 countries.

 The ISBGMO 2014 conference theme is "Advancing ERA of GMOs to Address Biosafety in a Global Society".Click here for more information.

More information on PUB activities will be updated throughout the year.









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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