15 minutes: KRISP Work at a Glance

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.

Monkeypox Has a New Name: Mpox

NY Times - 2022-12-02

Health experts said the old nomenclature was imprecise, played into racist stereotypes and fueled stigmatization, making it harder to contain the most recent outbreaks.


Chancellor Scholz praises African science

DW - 2022-12-01

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has praised the work of virologist Sikhulile Moyo and bioinformatics scientist Tulio de Oliveira. The COVID-19 researchers are the 2022 recipients of the German Africa Prize.


Why are COVID-19 cases rising in China?

CBNC TV - 2022-11-24

China's daily COVID-19 cases hit a record high since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the data revealed by the National Health Bureau. The country reported as many as 31,444 domestic cases on Wednesday despite its targeted approach. However, the numbers are relatively small when compared with China's t population of 1.4 billion, AFP reported.


Embrace the hustle: African universities can make a real impact on the continent

Sunday Times - 2022-11-22

Academic research findings can promote entrepreneurship, innovation, create new jobs, products and services that address all Africa’s citizens needs


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Infectious Disease Management

Stellenbosch - 2022-11-18

The Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow with great potential and ambition to become a leading scientist. The position will work with some of the best genomics and bioinformatics scientists in the world. We aim to identify both pathogen and human genomic variation that are associated with the transmission and virulence of pathogens and the development of diseases.


CERI Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM)

CERI SOP - 2022-11-15

The GRM provides a platform for any stakeholder who has a grievance or problem that has arisen from their involvement with the project the right and the opportunity to lodge their grievance and discuss it with an eye to resolving it, if possible, to mutual satisfaction. The purpose of standard operating procedure (SOP) is to outline the procedures to be followed in addressing any grievance.



YouTube Videos

Women in Science Profile Series - Sureshnee Pillay

From Sureshnee Pillay, date: 2022-08-01, duration: 00:03:24

Prof. de Oliveira says the world has entered an age of epidemics and pandemics

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2022-06-08, duration: 00:02:19

8th SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards - Prof Tulio de Oliveira - Gold Award

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2022-04-01, duration: 00:03:17

BBC: Three people across Africa who made a difference in 2021

From Tulio de Oliveira and Malu Cursino, date: 2021-12-31, duration: 00:05:44


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).


Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira