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Glossina Morsitans Genome
UCT researchers assist in tsetse fly genetic code breakthrough
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:00

An international team, including researchers at the University of Cape Town and Yale University in the USA, has sequenced and annotated the genetic code (genome) for a representative species of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), which carries the potentially fatal African trypanosomes to humans and animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

Influential Scientific Minds 2014
Prof Nicola Mulder is one of the Influential Scientific Minds of 2014
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 09:45

Six South Africa-based scientists represent Africa on a list of the world’s currently most influential scientific minds, released on 18 June by the intellectual property and science business of Thomson Reuters.

The six are Nicola Mulder and William Bond from the University of Cape Town; Stellenbosch University’s David Richardson; Guy Midgley from the South African National Biodiversity Institute; and Rachel Jewkes and Lyn Wadley from the University of the Witwatersrand.