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Sars-CoV-2, unintended affects

Sars-CoV-2, unintended affects

The current Covid19 pandemic has had massive consequences for humans and businesses alike across the world. There have been many pieces of information sprouting on “flattening the curve,” different testing methods, the effectiveness of various PPE and possible...
Microbiome

Microbiome

Early this month, as South Africa entered LockDown Level 3 and mask wearing and hand sanitising became more entrenched in our daily lives, CPGR completed a pilot skin microbiome project for Cape Town start up Tuesday Innovation. CPGR applied their routine metagenomics...
Illumina competition winners

Illumina competition winners

Brandon Reyneke, winner of the 2018 Illumina Core Lab Competition, dropped off his samples for analysis at the CPGR earlier today.  Brandon is a MSc candidate under the supervision of Prof Wesaal Khan in the Department of Microbiology, Stellenbosch University...
Why does “n” still normally equal 3?

Why does “n” still normally equal 3?

One of the main reasons behind the conception of the CPGR was to create a facility that could help facilitate ‘omics-based research in a resource limited setting. This was over a decade ago and in that time there have been several lessons we have learnt as a service...