Baobab LIMS featured at the PRECISE Network

The Pregnancy care Integrating Translational Science, everywhere (PRECISE) network ( was held 3-6 February 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This multinational collaborative research project focuses on placental disorders includes field sites (and biobank facilities) in Mozambique, Kenya, and The Gambia. The Baobab LIMS team in collaboration with the PRECISE network has customized the LIMS for […]

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 […]