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* Advise in conducting research, development and technology dissemination
projects;* Determine the economic impact of reseach initiatives;* Economic and social analytical techniques;* Impact assessment studies.
* Irrigation practices and techniques;* Development, testing and evaluation of irrigation equipment;* In-field evaluations of performance of irrigation systems;* Improvement of existing designs, practices and established irrigation
methods;* Soil and water conservation structures and systems;* Silt fences to combat erosion.
* Renewable energy facilities, equipment and systems;* Biogas, wind/hydro power and solar systems;* Methane
potential testing sytems.
* Appropriate animal production facilities, equipment and systems;* Farm structures, facilities and equipment;* Climate controlled structures and facilities.
* Evaluation, development and design of product processing & value-adding equipment, facilities and systems;* Engineering design and advice on post-harvest aspects (storage, cooling, drying and handling facilities).
* Specialised electronic units to assist researchers in achieving their goals; * Electronic equipment and systems for the agricultural environment;* Precision farming electronic equipment utilization possibilities;* Essential
oils testing systems.
* Characterization, sustainable utilization and conservation of livestock genetic resources.
* Sunflower breeding;* Genetics, genomics and genetic engineering for
yield, oil quality, and other traits;* Biofuel production and processing.
ARC Irene Analytical Services Product analysis & chemical and microbiological analysisARC Elsenburg - Eastern and
Western Cape* Chemical and microbiological analysis;
* Compositional analysis of milk;Sensory laboratory * Sensory evaluation;* Quantitative Descriptive Analysis; * Consumer sensory evaluation; * Shelf live stability tests;* Comparative product analysis; * Statistical interpretation of results & consultations
* Feed Safety - mycotoxin research
* Genetic Toxicology* In vitro toxicity and natural products isolation* Toxicology Diagnostics
* Culicoides identification, taxonomy and surveillance* Repellent testing using UV light traps* General biting fly identification.
* Collection and Submission of Specimens;* Collaborating and
reference centers;* Diagnostics & Submission Forms.
* Foot and Mouth Vaccines
- Antigen Production
* Foot and Mouth vaccines - Tissue culture services
* Tick-borne disease live blood vaccines
* Molecular diagnostics - African Horse Sickness
* Development of potential molecular diagnostic assays* Growth of viruses in cell culture* Testing reagents for use as diagnostic tools* Producing potential reagents for diagnostic tools (purified virus, DNA, RNA)
* Viral Diagnostics: - Virus isolation and neutralisation test - Haemaglutination inhibition - Agar gel immunodiffusion - ELISA
* Viral Diagnostics: - Complement Fixation Test - Agar gel immunodiffusion Test - Haemaglutination inhibition Test
* ISO17025 - Implementation* ISO17025 - Auditing
* Bacterial Serology Diagnostics* Brucellosis, Dourine & CBPP* Leptospirosis
* Molecular diagnostics of bacterial diseases: Q- fever, Anthrax, Campylobacteriosis, Brucellosis, Salmonellosis, Clostridial diseases etc. * Food borne diseases/pathogens* Non tuberculous mycobacteria
* Bacterial isolation and identification* Bacterial typing* Identification of zoonotic bacterial pathogen* Antimicrobial profiling of bacterial pathogens
* Biosafety and Biosecurity
* Diagnostics and epidemiology of Tuberculosis & Johne's disease
* Molecular diagnostics of viral and other veterinary pathogens
* Molecular Diagnostics - Corridor disease - Characterization of Theileria parva using next generation sequencing
* Diagnostics and Epidemiology of blood-borne parasites* Genomics of protozoa* Tick biology, taxonomy and systematics* Tick genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics
* Field based disease investigation
* Rabies Diagnostics and Research - validation of serological and molecular assays - virus characterisation - vaccine assessment
* Analysis of anti-nutritive and toxic factors in feeds and plants
* Tick Identification, sequencing & phylogenetics
* Heartwater vaccines development* Tissue cultures & Antigen production
* Chemistry & Pollution Risk Assessment* Food and Feed Safety* New Method Development & Validations* Residue Analysis- Antibiotics, Veterinary drugs, Mycotoxins * Pesticides and Environmental Contaminants* Risk Assessment, Exposure Analysis and Remediation
* Research on helminths of wildlife; * Helminth diagnostics; * Curation of National Collection of Animal Helminths
* Transboundary Animal Diseases Diagnostics * Transboundary Animal Diseases Research - Foot and mouth Disease - African swine fever - Peste des petits ruminants)
* Collection and storage of Specimen* Biobanking and Tissue culture services* Training * Laboratory Management Systems & PACS custodian
* Epidemiology & Heartwater diagnostics* Cell cultures* Amblyomma hebraeum tick breeding and infection with heartwater
* Foot-and-Mouth Disease: - Epitope mapping for improved vaccine design - Molecular development of improved diagnostic tests - Development and validation of FMD diagnostic tests for small ruminants
* Veterinary vaccine and diagnostic development: - Cloning. PCR. Nucleic acid extraction & Cell culture techniques - Virus isolation and purification - Vaccine development for Lumpy skin disease - Recombinant vaccine generation - Internal quality auditing of SANAS accredited ARC-OVR diagnostic laboratories.
* Veterinary vaccine and diagnostic development: - Cloning, cell culture, protein expression & animal trials.
* Recombinant antibodies* Vaccine research support and monitoring * Immuno-diagnostic development
* Vaccine Production, Epidemiology & Immunology* Vector Biology and ecology (Argasid Ticks)
* Vectored livestock vaccine development* Diagnostic test development support* Epidemiology of livestock diseases* OIE Reference Laboratory expert for lumpy skin disease
* Bacterial- and Comparative genomics* Identification of vaccine candidates
* Experts in immune transcriptomics analyses and interpretation of immune responses induced in large animal models by vaccines or pathogen infection.* Immune assays: LPA; ELISPOT; Phenotypic analyses on flow cytometry* Vaccine design: Identification of immune epitopes; DNA vaccines; nano vaccines
information, breeding values & value added
information, breeding values & value added
* Project planning, management
& implementation of community mobilization;* Identify and evaluate opportunities in liaison with local government and community structures.
* Forage production and
management; * Forage plant breeding and evaluation;* Screening and maintenance of National Forage Genebank.
models for national and genetic evaluation systems of livestock;* Reproduction, growth & carcass
traits;* Applying animal breeding to
animal production systems;* Routine estimation of breeding values.
* DNA profiling for parentage
analysis;* Animal forensics;* Testing for genetic defects & advantageous
genetic characteristics;* Genetic structure
and diversity of livestock & game;* Identification of useful genes in livestock.
*Cryo-preservation technology;* Computer Aided Sperm Analysis(CASA) system;* In-situ and ex-situ
conservation of genetic resources;* In vitro and in vivo embryo
production, multiple ovulation, embryo transfer and splitting;* Oogenesis, spermatogenesis,
nuclear transfer and intracytoplasmic sperm injection;* Genetic characterization of indigenous
livestock and poultry.
* Meat Production and Slaughter Technology processes;* Biochemistry - biological processes and mechanisms; - meat tenderness, texture, colour & moisture characteristics.* Meat Technology - processed meat product yield and quality; - development on products.* Food safety and Product evaluation - food quality, shelf life, nutritional value & acceptability; - chemical, nutrient compositional & micro-biological analyses; - sensory analyses & food composition; - compilation of food composition tables. * Gastro-intestinal microbiology and bio-technology - development of additives and supplement.
Rangeland Ecology * Ecology of Biomes * Savanna Ecosystem dynamics * Climate change & Ecosystem services * Sustainable utilization of game ranches & protected areasRangeland management, monitoring & restoring
and unconventional feeding systems; * Evaluation of feed additives
that support efficiency and health; * Nutritional
requirements;* Optimization of feed intake & digestive efficiency; * Evaluation of silage
inoculants;* Preservation of forages.
* Statistical training courses and workshops.
* Statistical experimental planning;* Data analysis, interpretation and representation of the results;* Assistance with writing statistical procedures in reports, theses and publications;* Statistical training courses and workshops.
* Breeding and Genetics
* Breeding, genetics and evaluation
* DNA Fingerprinting
* Breeding and genetics
Public Relations Officer
* Bacterial Diseases
* Codling Moth & Oriental Fruit Moth;* Pear leaf roller, Grain Chinch Bug, Weevil & Mealybug; * Thrips & Ants.
* Fungal & root diseases;* Bud fertility (diagnostic services).
* Orchard and Packhouse Sanitation;* Contract work for Post Harvest
* Mealybug pheromone trap counts
* Bud mite
diseases (Botrytis, Denicillium, Rhizopus etc.)
* Agricultural Proteomics
* Biochemistry & Nutraceutical development processes
* Food Chemistry & phenolic compounds
* Fruit, fruit juice & alcoholic beverage polyphenol profiling (Chemistry)
* Post-Harvest technology
* Irrigation scheduling recommendation for deciduous fruit
* Yeast genebank curator & ARC INF_NVB genebank coordinator;* Wine and Olive
* Table Grapes - Breeding and Genetics
* Raisin Grape Evaluation
* Table Grape Evaluation
* Pest/disease management on table and dried grapes
* New chemical Sprays for Wine grapes
* Irrigation scheduling recommendation for wine grapes
* Rooibos and honeybush tea processing
* Breeding and Genetics