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.

KRISP is hosting the H3Africa Bioinformatics Network Introduction to Bioinformatics Course, 2018

KRISP News - 2018-12-14

Bioinformatics embodies a set of critical skills necessary to derive insights from biological datasets in a cost effective and lab free manner. Such skills are not readily accessible in the African context. To address this challenge, KRISP as part of the H3Africa initiative is hosting a class for the introduction to bioinformatics course (IBT).


KRISP Join Stanford SPARK Global Program and creates Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast Monthly Meeting

KRISP News - 2018-12-01

KRISP at UKZN partner with Stanford University on a global innovation program: SPARK GLOBAL: Translational Scientists without borders. As part of this program we run a monthly meeting (first Wednesday of EVERY MONTH) to discuss innovation, select and mentor start-ups that can produce translational research.


KRISP Join Thermo Fisher Scientific to creates a STEM education program in South Africa

KRISP & Thermo Scientific - 2018-12-01

KRISP at UKZN partner with Thermo Fisher Scientific on a educational program in Africa. As part of this program we run many training workshops on STEM subjects, ranging from PCR, qPCR, DNA sequencing and CRISPR techniques. We have also produced a short video that shows the state-of-art training facilities in Durban, South Africa


KRISP presents a new cutting-edge DNA sequencing, Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics Scientific Service Platform

KRISP News - 2018-12-01

A critical function of KRISP is to make cutting edge genomics, precision medicine and bioinformatics technology accessible to academic, industrial and commercial users. KRISP uses a hybrid model that includes a research team and a commercial laboratory.


KRISP Talks: Prof Caroline Tiemessen (NICD), Models for the study of HIV remission: elite and post-treatment controllers

KRISP Talks - 2018-10-09

KRISP Talks by Prof. Caroline Tiemessen, Models for the study of HIV remission: elite and post-treatment controllers, UKZN, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


STEM Education: Training II – Quantitative PCR (qPCR), KRISP and ThermoScientific Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 4 October 2018

KRISP & Thermo Fisher - 2018-10-04

Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) training II on quantitative PCR (qPCR). Thermo-KRISP Lab, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa, 4 October 2018. Training is open to post-graduate students and for technical staff of commercial and academic laboratories.



YouTube Videos

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

Grants support drives innovation & high level research in Durban, South Africa

From Gugulethu Mkhize, date: 2018-07-21, duration: 00:02:36

World-class genomics infrastructure to support collaborative research in Africa

From Jennifer Giandhari, date: 2018-07-21, duration: 00:03:01

Reversing the Brain Drain and Achieving Scientific Excellence

From Tulio de Oliveira and Veron Ramsuran, date: 2018-07-21, duration: 00:03:46

Cycle of HIV Infection in Young Women in South Africa

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2018-07-21, duration: 00:04:01