SANBI Student receives Techwomen Award

SANBI post-doctoral research fellow Dr Sarah Mwangi has been invired to attend the Techwomen programme in the United States in October, 2015. This programme is an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The programme was launched by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton in 2011. It aims to empower, connect and support the next generation of female leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.


TSS seq based core promoter architecture in blood feeding Tsetse fly…

TSS seq based core promoter architecture in blood feeding Tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans) vector of Trypanosomiasis Background Transcription initiation regulation is mediated by sequence-specific interactions between DNA-binding proteins (transcription factors) and cis-elements, where BRE, TATA, INR, DPE and MTE motifs constitute canonical core motifs for basal transcription initiation of genes. Accurate identification of transcription …

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B3Africa: Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research Across Europe and Africa

Kicking off groundbreaking Africa-EU partnership in biomedical sciences: Foundation of a global research infrastructure for biobanking. The University of the Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa) is hosting the first meeting of the newly launched project “B3Africa – Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa” on 24-25 August 2015. The rapidly evolving African …

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