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.

Promotion Sanger Sequencing at KRISP - 1 Jun to 1 Dec 2019

Promotion Sanger - 2019-06-01

KRISP is running a Sanger Sequencing promotion to celebrate the launch of two new Sanger Sequencers (ABI 3730xl and 3500). Unbelievable prices for the first 6 months. Capillary electrophoresis only – R 25 (per sample well). Sequencing of PCR purified amplicons – R 45 (per primer). Sequencing of PCR unpurified amplicons – R 75 (per primer).


KRISP Talks: Funding Opportunities: FLAIR Fellowship & SAMRC-NIH Calls 2019

KRISP Talks - 2019-04-24

UKZN African Health Flagship Grants Support Unit discuss about new funding opportunities: AAS and Royal Society FLAIR Fellowship & SAMRC-NIH Calls 2019. Wednesday, 24 April 2019 (1:00pm - 2:00pm), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


KRISP at IndabaX Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Conference, South Africa 2019

KRISP Sponsor - 2019-04-15

The IndabaX is a means with which to experiment with the ways in which we strengthen African machine learning, artificial intelligence and its local communities. KRISP is a sponsor of the Deep Learning IndabaX 2019, 14 to 17 April, South Africa.


SAFM Interview Story Telling for Health Research following our BMJ Medical Humanities 2019 paper

SAFM - 2019-04-15

Radio interview by Dr. Astrid Treffry-Goatley about the use of story telling of our BMJ Medical Humanities 2019 paper entitled: Community engagement with HIV drug adherence in rural South Africa: a transdisciplinary approach.


KRISP among the first awards of The African Academy of Sciences and Royal Society £25M FLAIR scheme

Royal Society - 2019-04-06

KRISP Team Leader Dr. Veron Ramsuran is one of 30 leading scientists to receive the prestigious AAS and UK Royal Society FLAIR Fellowship. The 2019 FLAIR funded scientists were selected from a competitive pool of more than 700 applicants. Their research is diverse, ranging from providing renewable energy solutions and addressing climate change, to tackling food security and targeting health and environmental problems that are most acute for people living in African countries.


KRISP Newsletter Mar/Apr 2019: New services & technologies available at KRISP, educational events and publications on drug resistance & phylogenetics

KRISP Newsletter - 2019-04-01

This month, we focused our newsletter on the new services and technologies available at KRISP. The newsletter also highlights our educational events (Talks, Wet-Lab and Dry-Lab workshops) and publications, including a paper on the increase of HIV-1 drug resistance in South Africa and another on the use of deep-sequence phylogenies to infer HIV-1 transmission networks



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