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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 (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 […]
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 […]