INTRODUCTION

KRISP - KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform is a partnership between the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).

KRISP is directed by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira with a team of scientists and professional administrators

We offer three main services : A) Designing, production and/or analyses of omics data (R&D), B) DNA diagnostics tests and C) bioinformatics & omics courses.



SPOTLIGHT

KRISP Training


KRISP News


KRISP News

PREVIOUS SPOTLIGHTS


KRISP NEWS

2017-10-06
KRISP Training

11th Annual Workshop on Advanced Clinical Care - AIDS (AWACC), Durban, South Africa, 6-7 Sep 2017

The workshop is targeted at 400 clinicians, clinical virologists and nurses working in the public sector who are currently involved in the treatment of patients with HIV and TB in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


2017-09-04
KRISP Training

X-meeting - 13th International Conference of the AB3C, Sao Pedro, Brazil, Oct 4-6, 2017

Bioinformatics is now a strategic area for Brazil and all Latin America and, therefore, it is also strategic to the development of Science, Technology and Economy. The X-Meeting is a Brazilian event with international reach which has an average of 400 participants.


2017-08-27
KRISP Training

22nd International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME), Lisbon, Portugal

The workshop provides both theoretical and practical training in phylogenetic inference and evolutionary hypothesis testing. It is recognized as one of the best international virus bioinformatics courses. It covers sequence analysis, phylogenetics, phylodynamics methods and large scale methods for next-generation sequencing (NGS) analytics


2017-08-23
KRISP Talks

A multi-centre analysis of internal migration and AIDS/TB and NCD-related mortality in Kenya and South Africa

KRISP Talks by Dr Carren Ginsburg, SAMRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), 23 August 2017 (11am - midday), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


2017-08-01
KRISP Newsletter

KRISP Newsletter - July 2017: news, videos, blogs, publications and training events

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about KRISP work. In this July 2017 issue of our newsletter, we have included interesting news, videos, blogs, reports, tweets, publications and training events of KRISP


2017-07-30
KRISP News

State-of-art lab for DNA sequencing a boost for KZN

By Siboniso Mngadi, Sunday Tribune. WITH a new, state-of-the-art laboratory at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's (UKZN) medical school, Durban can now produce some of the best, high-quality data in DNA sequencing without having to send it out of the province or to other countries.


2017-07-27
KRISP News

Enabling Infectious Disease Transmission Research

KRISP Researcher and Fulbright scholar Dr. Eduan Wilkinson news from the US: HiPerGator supercomputer is enabling infectious disease transmission research in UF's Emerging Pathogens Institute.


MORE NEWS


KRISP PAPERS

Sexual partnership age pairings and risk of HIV acquisition in rural South Africa.
Akulliana A, Bershteyna A, Kleina D, Vandormael A, Barnighausen T, Tanser F, AIDS (2017), :DOI:10.1097/QAD.0000000000001553.

Incidence rate estimation, periodic testing and the limitations of the mid-point imputation approach.
Vandormael A, Dobra A, Barnighausen T, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, International Journal of Epidemiology (2017), :doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx134.

Mutational Correlates of Virological Failure in Individuals Receiving a WHO-Recommended Tenofovir-Containing First-Line Regimen: An International Collaboration.
Rhee SY, Varghese V, Holmes SP, Van Zyl GU, Steegen K, Boyd MA, Cooper DA, Nsanzimana S, Saravanan S, Charpentier C, de Oliveira T, Etiebet MA, Garcia F, Goedhals D, Gomes P, Gunthard HF, Hamers RL, Hoffmann CJ, Hunt G, Jiamsakul A, Kaleebu P, Kanki P, Kantor R, Kerschberger B, Marconi VC, D'amour Ndahimana J, Ndembi N, Ngo-Giang-Huong N, Rokx C, Santoro MM, Schapiro JM, Schmidt D, Seu L, Sigaloff KCE, Sirivichayakul S, Skhosana L, Sunpath H, Tang M, Yang C, Carmona S, Gupta RK, Shafer RW., EBioMedicine (2017), :doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.03.024.

High Rates of Transmission of Drug-resistant HIV in Aruba Resulting in Reduced Susceptibility to the WHO Recommended First-line Regimen in Nearly Half of Newly Diagnosed HIV-infected Patients.
Hofstra LM, Rivas ES, Nijhuis M, Bank LEA, Wilkinson E, Kelly K, Mudrikova T, Schuurman R, de Oliveira T, de Kort J, Wensing AMJ, Clinical Infectious Diseases (2017), :doi: 10.1093/cid/cix056.

Virological Outcomes of Second-line Protease Inhibitor-Based Treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 in a High-Prevalence Rural South African Setting: A Competing-Risks Prospective Cohort Analysis.
Collier D, Iwuji C, Derache A, de Oliveira T, Okesola N, Calmy A, Dabis F, Pillay D, Gupta RK, for ANRS 12249 TasP Study Group, Clinical Infectious Diseases (2017), :doi: 10.1093/cid/cix015.

MORE PUBLICATIONS


KRISP VIDEOS

Krisp - a next generation DNA sequencing research centre opens in Durban, South Africa - eTV news

By: Tulio de Oliveira, Veron Ramsuran, Nicolette Crozier, Zandile Sibisi, Marcel Tongo, Benjamin Chimukangara, Thabiso Dlamini


 

 Krisp - a next generation DNA sequencing research centre opens in Durban, South Africa - eTV news




 

 Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study - Keynote presentation at AIDS 2016.




 

 Completion of a world-class genomics lab at KRISP/UKZN, Durban, South Africa - Part III




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KRISP TEAM

Benjamin Chimukangara

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Nicolette Crozier

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Prof. Tulio de Oliveira

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Dr. Jennifer Giandhari

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Dr. Tiago Graf

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Dr. Richard Lessells

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Dr. Yumna Moosa

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Farirai Mutenherwa

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Dr. Veron Ramsuran

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Dr. Andrew Tomita

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Dr. Alain Vandormael

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Dr. Eduan Wilkinson

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CURRENT AND PREVIOUS MEMBERS



KRISP BLOGS



Yumna Moosa

Bioinformaticians are pioneering the future of science


Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran

Meeting of the Swiss, Swedes and South Africans minds


Megan Druce

Megan Druce: from Cum Laude MSc to a Scholarship for a PhD in Germany...



KRISP TOOLS

2016-08-21
Version: 3


REGA HIV Subtyping Tool V3 - South African mirror

This tool is designed to use phylogenetic methods in order to identify the HIV-1 subtype of a specific sequence. The sequence is analysed for recombination using bootscanning methods. The version 3 contains new CRFs (CRF01_AE to CRF47_BF).


2016-08-20
Version: 1


Zika Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Zika typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


2016-08-20
Version: 1


Arbovirus Typing Tool

This is the first version of our Arbovirus typing tool for Chikungunya, Dengue, Yellow Fever and Zika


2016-08-20
Version: 1


Chikungunya Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Chikungunya typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


2016-08-20
Version: 1


Yellow Fever Virus Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Yellow Fever typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


2015-11-06
Version: 1


Dengue Virus Typing Tool

This is a beta version of our Dengue Virus Typing tool. For the mean time, this tool should be used for evaluation only. Please send feedback to Tulio de Oliveira.





KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), K-RITH Tower Building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN

Contact: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, Tel: +27 31 260 4898, Email: tuliodna@gmail.com & deoliveira@ukzn.ac.za

Page design updated 2015. Many of the pages were previously hosted at bioafrica.net.