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Nov 12

SANBI-UWC helps investigate health and heredity in Africa

The first-ever pan-African research programme into disease and DNA was launched last month in Ethiopia, and scientists from the universities of the Western Cape, Cape Town, Witwatersrand, Pretoria, Limpopo, Rhodes and Stellenbosch are playing a starring role. The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) project will unravel how Africans’ genes deal with illnesses such …

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Nov 09

SANBI takes top honours at ROD2012

Two of SANBI’s students received top honours at the recent 2012 UWC Science Faculty Post-Graduate Research Open Day (ROD2012). PhD student Imogen Wright from the HIV Evolution group at SANBI received the first prize for her oral presentation on the use of graphical processing units (GPUs) for the generation of biologically relevant multiple sequence alignments. …

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Oct 02

SANBI’s private cloud manages computation and students

Researchers at the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) have come up with a way of stopping the endless cycle of individual computer hardware purchases, while still ensuring that researchers and students alike have the necessary computational resources to run their operations. Their cloud computing-based solution is summarised in …

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