KRISP fantastic team (Dr. Thulile Nlapo, Dr. Benjamin Chimukangara, Dr. Richard Lessells and Gugulethu Mhkize) travel to attend a very inspiring translational science program in Australia. Read these cool blogs and see their personal view on one of the best and most ethical translational science program in the world.
KRISP is constantly trying to build translational science capacity, establish global networks and ignite Africa's potential! In line with this mission statement, four members of the KRISP led, Durban SPARK team travelled across to the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for the 7th Annual Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Course and the 5th Annual SPARK Global Meeting respectively.
SPARK Global is a network of 72 institutions in 23 countries around the world, which aims to create translational scientists without borders. Through events such as the recent ones in Sydney, this network aims to increase the impact of academic inventions for the benefit of patients worldwide, through:
- Unique education and mentoring of scientific innovation
- Financial support - focusing on fast solutions for patients regardless of economic outcome.
We really suggest you to read these three great blogs:
Blog 1: SPARK Global Annual Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Course by Dr. Benjamin Chimukangara.
Blog 2: Extract from Dr. Thulile Nlapo's Travel Journal to a Translational Science Trip to Australia
Blog 3: 5th Annual SPARK Global Meeting - personal view of Dr Richard Lessells and Gugulethu Mkhize.
News date: 2019-10-02
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