To ensure that its second-year PhD students acquire the necessary skills to perform quality research, UKZN’s African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) recently invited Dr Roger Payne from VSN International in the UK to run an advanced biometry course on GenStat.
Statistical analysis software designed for Bioscientists, GenStat has been a fundamental part of Science at UKZN for many years. It is ideally suited for agricultural research initiatives and has features specifically designed to assist plant researchers and breeders.
According to UKZN Statistician, Dr Henry Mwambi, it is imperative to increase capacity in Biometry in KwaZulu-Natal and in the sub-Saharan region. He said the University was fortunate to secure Dr Payne who has a busy schedule and is in demand for his expertise and experience with GenStat.
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