The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) hosted a team from 54gene, a precision medicine and genomics company that is based in Africa and managed mainly by Africans. As a health technology platform company, 54gene is interested in building diverse datasets to unlock scientific discoveries and to improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes within Africa and the global community.
54gene is a potential player in the planned biotechnology platform in CAES. In order to advance experimental research, a biotechnology platform is currently being established in CAES. Moreover, the university plans to acquire an experimental farm near the Science Campus.