What we do

Post Graduate education and training

  • SABINA MSc and PhD fellows are selected at the beginning of each Phase of network partner institutions.
  • MSc and PhD fellows may register at any of the network partner SABINA. In Phase 3, 6 PhD and 3 MSc fellows were selected from the institutions. Acceptance depends on the availability of an appropriate supervisor and co­supervisor from the network partner institutions. It is envisaged that 15 PhD and 10 MSc students will have graduated from the Programme by the end of 2017.
  • Students are expected to publish in accredited international journals and to present their research findings at local and international conferences. In addition to attending workshops/short courses, students spend a portion of their time in the laboratory/ies of at least one of the supervising partner institutions. Provision is also made for secondments to advanced laboratories in South Africa and elsewhere.

Capacity building

Infrastructure development at SABINA nodes

  • Infrastructure support has been provided by the RISE grant to nodes outside South Africa in all phases of SABINA.
  • Infrastructure to SA nodes was provided for by the DST grant which was a once of amount for the purchase of small equipment pieces or towards the purchase of a larger piece of equipment.

Training workshops

    members and fellows in science communication, proposal writing, manuscript preparation amongst others.

    SA researchers at nodes outside SA in medicinal chemistry, bioinformatics and mass spectrometry amongst others. Made possible by the DST grant.

Creating a network of excellence

Creating a network of excellence in Natural Products research in SADC. Developing the next cadre of doctoral and MSc, young men and women participating actively in studies on the chemistry and biochemistry of natural products using top class facilities.
The SABINA secretariat is based at the African Centre for Gene Technologies (ACGT).