|Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research|
Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research
Year Established: 2006
The CPGR is a specialist not-for-profit contract research organisation established in South Africa to provide support and services to the life science and biotech community. The organization, based in Cape Town combines state-of-the-art information rich genomic and proteomic ('omics') technologies with bio-computational pipelines to create unique solutions for biological problems in the human health and the agri-biotech sectors.
Amongst its membership the CPGR features some of the most prominent tertiary institutions in South Africa, such as University of Cape Town (UCT) and University of Stellenbosch (US), and renowned international organizations FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics).
As part of a human capital development programme the CPGR has proposed an e-learning initiative to support the development of suitably trained young scientists in the life sciences and biotech industry. For now, it is called UKUFUNDA (the Xhosa word for learning) and will focus on areas such as proteomics, genomics, statistics and bioinformatics. It is envisioned that the portal will have a series lectures, tutorials, videos and animations, a wiki for exchanging protocols, forums and more. We also foresee that the site will have social networking functionality to encourage communication and engagement between scientists - the inexperienced and the experts.
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Cooperative Research/Product Development