Innovations October 2009


Professor Chrissie Rey heads a Thrip-funded research project aimed at putting cassava on the map as Africa's leading subsistence and commercial crop.

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute is in war mode defending indigenous forests, writes Sharon van Wyk.

Dr Niall Vine and his team are developing methods to mass produce the probiotics diet supplement that improves the perlemoen's immune system.

Dr Thavi Govender and his team of researchers are investigating the synthesis and testing of inhibitors targeting HIV/Aids and XDR-TB.

Although the tannin produced from wattle bark isn't perfect, there are ways to make it ecofriendly, writes Sharon van Wyk.

Sharon van Wyk looks at why Thrip, a research and development programme, ensures the growth of scientific development in the country.

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