Case Stories

ARC establishes South African bioinformatics network for agricultural research

May 12, 2011
Interview with Dr. Jasper Rees, Head of the Biotechnology Platform, Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa

In order to address their key strategic areas of improving food security, increasing crop productivity, Agricultural Research Council recently made two large investments.

The first in a complete High-Throughput Sequencing platform solution allowing them to incorporate both NGS and advanced genotyping technologies into a single instrument.

The second investment was made in the area of bioinformatics – hardware and software. The core of this investment sits with an enterprise platform enabling them to effiently distribute genomics tools and bioinformatics analysis throughout the ARC – spread accross nearly 2000 km of geographical space.

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