South Africa

UNESCO Chair in Biotechnology (449), established in 1999 at the University of Limpopo (former University of the North) (South Africa).

Fields/Disciplines

Biotechnologies of significance in agricultural, health, environmental and industrial sectors.

Objectives

  • To promote research, training, information and documentation activities in different biotechnologies of significance in the agricultural, health, environmental and industrial sectors.
  • To facilitate collaboration between high-level internationally recognized researchers and the research team of the University, and other institutions in the region of Southern Africa, mainly in South Africa.
  • To contribute to the objectives of biotechnological initiatives launched by UNESCO.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.

Contact

Prof. Ignatious Ncube, University of Limpopo, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology
UNESCO Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Biotechnology
E-Mail address - ncubei(at)ul.ac.za
Work Phone - 27 15 268 2340
Fax - 27 15 268 3234
Street - P.Bag X1106
City - Sovenga
Postal Code - O727
Country - South Africa