The African Center for Genome Technologies
The African Centre for Gene Technologies (ACGT) is an initiative that involves the CSIR, the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Johannesburg and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC).
The aim is to create a collaborative network of excellence in advanced biotechnology, with specific focus on the “-omics”. The individual institutions have their own activities in the biosciences, but by working together they can unlock larger opportunities and be more competitive. As a world-class platform in gene technologies, and with increasing involvement by other organizations, the ACGT has a particular focus on gene and genome analysis and applications thereof.