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Biotechnology Initiatives

Department of Science and Technology (DST)

  • Ben Durham -┬áChief Director (Bio-innovation)
    Tel: +27 12 843 6531
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The Biotechnology Regional Innovation Centres (BRICs) have now merged into the Technology Innovation Agency (www.tia.org.za).

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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