In our second issue of 2018, we would like to bring attention to a partnership with SPARK Global Program at Stanford, innovation meeting, news, publications, collaborators and capacity building workshops
This issue's highlights are:
Innovation: KRISP at UKZN joins Stanford SPARK Innovation Program!
Innovation: Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast, 7th March 2018
KRISP Talks: Renewing Felsenstein's Phylogenetic Bootstrap in the Era of Big Data, 6th March 2018
Publication: Unravelling the complicated evolutionary and dissemination history of HIV-1M subtype A lineages
Publication: Impact of the scale-up of piped water on urogenital schistosomiasis infection in rural South Africa.
Partnerships: KRISP researchers presented at the CAPRISA Strategic Meeting
Partnerships: KRISP participated in launch of a new genomics centre in Cape Town
We hope you enjoy it and find it informative. We welcome any feedback about content or format.
The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about the work of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), which is a Platform of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa
KRISP wants to want to challenge the status quo and create a scientific environment in South Africa that drives innovations in global health and reverses the brain drain. A critical function of KRISP will be to make genomics, epigenetics and bioinformatics accessible to academic, industrial and commercial users.
News date: 2018-02-28
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).