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.


Request for Applications (RFA) Pharmacogenomics in Precision Medicine by SAMRC in collaboration with KRISP & DIPLOMICS labs

KRISP News - 2019-11-05

The SAMRC, through its Strategic Health Innovation Partnership (SHIP) programme, is seeking to fund five highly collaborative projects in the areas of pharmacogenomics with reference to failure of treatments with drugs (or drug classes) for Non-Communicable diseases, specifically Hypertension, Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Cancer in (South) Africa. Total Budget ZAR 12-14 million, which genomics data generation should be done in a DIPLOMICS laboratory, such as KRISP, in South Africa.


LIFEBLOOD - Photography Exhibition by Samora Chapman, Community Art Gallery, Durban, 24 Oct 2019

KRISP Art - 2019-10-24

KRISP has partnered with a great photographer (Samora Chapman) to highlight the human and biodiversity life in South Africa. The photographic exhibition was curated by Tulio de Oliveira and highlight many of the genomics aspects that make us so similar and interesting at genotypic and phenotypic level.


KRISP Talks: Dr. Helen Malherbe, Estimating the Burden of Congenital Disorders in South Africa: Recommendations for a Relevant Public Health Respo

KRISP Talks - 2019-10-23

UKZN African Health Flagship Talks by Dr. Helen Malherbe (Post-Doctoral Fellow at KRISP, UKZN) - Estimating the Burden of Congenital Disorders in South Africa: Recommendations for a Relevant Public Health Response. Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


KRISP is running a Phylogenetics workshop at the 28th International Workshop on HIV Drug Resistance and Treatment Strategies

KRISP News - 2019-10-16

KRISP has been invited to present a Phylogenetics workshop as part of the international HIV drug resistance meeting. The workshop will happen in the first day of the conference and will focus on the use of HIV-1 Pol data to identify transmission networks.


KRISP Newsletter Oct 2019: BioDurban & KRISP walkabout to Sydney to participate in the top translational program in the world: the SPARK Global progra

KRISP Newsletter - 2019-10-04

This month, we focus on the launch of we focus on KRISP launching a Biotech Incubator in Durban – BioDurban. KRISP team walkabout to Sydney to participate in the top translational program in the world: the SPARK Global program. In our newsletter, we also highlight some of our fun activities, including three travel blogs, a Photo Exhibition with a great photographer and the publication of a Open Access Book on genomics and bioinformatics for viral outbreaks.



YouTube Videos

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

STEM Education in Africa: KRISP & Thermo Fisher Scientific PCR Workshops

From Deseree Rajpal, Sahil Tulsi, Veron Ramsuran, Jennifer Giandhari, Nicolette Crozier and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2018-08-13, duration: 00:04:02