SANBI pilots biobank bilingual speaking books

Over the past 14 months, the Christoffels Lab has developed a speaking book that communicates concepts related to biobanks. The book has been designed as a bi-lingual medium with an English-Xhosa, and English-Afrikaans version of the book. These books incorporate informative text, colourful illustrations and bi-lingual audio. The 16 short messages are accompanied by a recorded […]

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 […]

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 […]