15 minutes: KRISP (and our work) at a glance

Here we provide you with a summary of the key aspects of our work in the form of news articles, blogs, tweets and publications.

In this new section of the krisp.org.za website, the idea is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our work and its application in everyday life.

International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2020

KRISP News - 2020-03-06

We have been invited to give a keynote speech in the International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting (IVBM) 2020, Bern, Switzerland. IVBM 2020 is jointly organized by the European Virus Bioinformatics Center, the University of Bern and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.


KRISP Wellness

KRISP News - 2019-12-07

In today’s world, health and wellness are critical components of a productive work environment and a happy workforce. To often, these topics are misunderstood or ignored in an organisation’s drive for results and profit. Health and wellness can also not be viewed in isolation of each other, as each feeds into and supports the other. Health is a state of body, and wellness is a state of being


KRISP and Genomics Africa hosted a leading Conservation Geneticist in South Africa

KRISP News - 2019-12-07

Prof. Frandsen, who published a paper in Science on conservation genomics in Nov 2019, has worked with KRISP & Genomics Africa to identify DNA sequencing services that we offer the conservation community in Africa.


KRISP Newsletter Dec 2019: Conservation Genomics and big decline in the overall HIV incidence rate in northern KZN!

KRISP Newsletter - 2019-12-07

This month, we focus on a key Nature Communications paper that report a 43% decline in the overall HIV incidence rate in northern KZN. We also hosted a leading conservation genomics scientist and organized many talks and events. We went to Drakensberg for our strategic meeting, released the KRISP Wellness program and even went to Hamburg, Germany, to compete in the finals of the Upgrade my NGS Competition.


KRISP 2020 - Strategy Meeting

KRISP News - 2019-11-29

At the end of November, the KRISP team traded their lab coats and laptops for hiking boots and hats, as they travelled up to the Sani Pass Premier Resort for a three-day strategy session


KRISP Talks: Dr. Richard Lessells, Can we stop worrying about HIV drug resistance with the roll-out of dolutegravir?

KRISP Talks - 2019-11-26

UKZN African Health Flagship Talks by Dr. Richard Lessells (KRISP UKZN & CAPRISA), Can we stop worrying about HIV drug resistance with the roll-out of dolutegravir? Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019 (12:00pm - 1:00pm), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!



YouTube Videos

KRISP Public Engagement Photography Exhibition Lifeblood: A Showcase of African Diversity by Samora Chapman

From Paul and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2019-11-03, duration: 00:01:05

Illumina Sequencing to keep samples in Africa

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2019-03-31, duration: 00:02:57

DNA PCR technology: ddPCR - Digital Droplet PCR in Africa, KRISP, Durban, South Africa

From Veron Ramsuran, date: 2019-03-31, duration: 00:03:13

Oxford Nanopore Sequencing & Women in Science in Africa

From Jennifer Giandhari, date: 2019-03-31, duration: 00:03:55

Human Genome, S5Ion Sequencing & Women in Science in Africa

From Maryam Fish, date: 2019-03-31, duration: 00:03:49