Cryoconservation Centre of Excellence for Sub-Saharan Africa


South Africa
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Ref: 14-056

Status: Completed

Round:
13
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
University of KwaZulu Natal - UKZN
Start Date:
01-07-05
End Date:
31-03-08
Funding:
£168,852.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, Ex situ
Specific Tools:
Research training, Training, Global plant strategy
Countries:
South Africa
Project Summary:
The establishment of a Centre of Excellence for cryo-banking for sub-Saharan Africa. The development and embedding of ‘generic technologies’ for ex situ collection, storage and utilisation of plant species producing recalcitrant seeds
Project Outputs:
Outputs Recalcitrant-seeded species in cryo-storage (conserved) and utilisable through propagation and ‘extension’ activities. Staff and students (particularly from Africa) trained in cryo-biology (both on 6 week honours and post-graduate courses). Cryo-preservation technologies refined, through research and made available. Long term ex situ species conservation strategies developed and implemented.


Documents:
Title: 14-056 St2 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2008-02-19 15:31:25

Title: 14-056 HR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2008-02-19 15:31:25

Title: 14-056 AR1 edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2008-02-19 15:41:23

Title: 14-056 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2008-02-19 15:31:25

Title: 14-056 AR2 edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2008-02-19 15:31:25

Title: 14-056 HY3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2008-02-19 15:31:25

Title: 14-056 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf] 2008-12-16 17:32:55