Positions and jobs at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), Durban, South Africa



KRISP NEWS

Why KRISP? KRISP challenges the status quo to create a scientific environment in South Africa that drives innovations & reverses the brain drain. - 2017-12-31

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UKZN have signed an agreement for the establishment of KRISP - the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform.


Integrating Assisted Partner Services and Phylogenetics for HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention in Nairobi - 2017-11-17

KRISP Talks by Dr. Aliza Monroe-Wise, University of Washington, 16 November 2017 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


Real-time genomic epidemiology for outbreak response: Lessons and insights from the 2014-2016 Ebola virus epidemic - 2017-11-16

KRISP Talks by Prof. Andrew Rambaut, Edinburgh University, 15 November 2017 (15:00 - 16:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


Five (5) KRISP positions open in Durban! Grants Manager, Office Admin, Molecular Technologist, DNA Data & Laboraroty Quality administrators. - 2017-11-04

KRISP staff are based in a state of the art building in Durban and have access to fast advancing technologies such as genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and epidemiology.


Improving the estimation of temporal trends in HIV incidence by calibrating agent-based simulation models to multiple data sources - 2017-10-23

KRISP Talks by Dr. Wim Delva, SACEMA (Stellenbosch), 23 October 2017 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


X-meeting - 13th International Conference of the AB3C, Sao Pedro, Brazil, Oct 4-6, 2017 - 2017-10-04

Bioinformatics is now a strategic area for Brazil and all Latin America and, therefore, it is also strategic to the development of Science, Technology and Economy. The X-Meeting is a Brazilian event with international reach which has an average of 400 participants.


Paediatric HIV Infection: Elite Control, Remission and Cure - 2017-09-20

KRISP Talks by Prof. Philip Goulder, Oxford University, 20 September 2017 (14:00 - 15:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


KRISP PAPERS

Impact of point-of-care Xpert MTB/RIF on tuberculosis treatment initiation: a cluster randomised trial.
Lessells RJ, Cooke GS, McGrath N, Nicol MP, Newell ML, Godfrey-Faussett P, Am J Respir Crit Care Med (2017), :doi: 10.1164/rccm.201702-0278OC.

Hyperbilirubinemia in atazanavir-treated human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: the impact of the UGT1A1*28 allele.
Naidoo A, Naidoo K, Ramsuran V, Reddy M, Padayatchi N, Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine (2017), :doi: 10.2147/PGPM.S146787.

Rates of virological suppression and drug resistance in adult HIV-1-positive patients attending primary healthcare facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Hunt GM, Dokubo EK, Takuva S, de Oliveira T, Ledwaba J, Dube N, Moodley P, Sabatier J, Deyde V, Morris L, Raizes E, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2017), :https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkx252.

Automated profiling of the human virome from raw metagenomic data.
Moosa Y, Vilsker M, Vanden Eyden E, Fonseca V, Nooij S, Deforche K, de Oliveira T, Virus Evolution (2017), : doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.033.

Persistent circulation of highly divergent HIV-1M lineages in the Congo Basin Region.
Tongo M, Dorfman JR, de Oliveira T, Martin DP, Virus Evolution (2017), :doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.039.

KRISP VIDEOS

Krisp - a next generation DNA sequencing research centre opens in Durban, South Africa - eTV news
By: Tulio de Oliveira, Veron Ramsuran, Nicolette Crozier, Zandile Sibisi, Marcel Tongo, Benjamin Chimukangara, Thabiso Dlamini

KRISP TEAM

KRISP BLOGS


Meeting of the Swiss, Swedes and South Africans minds - Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran


KRISP TOOLS

REGA HIV Subtyping Tool V3 - South African mirror

This tool is designed to use phylogenetic methods in order to identify the HIV-1 subtype of a specific sequence. The sequence is analysed for recombination using bootscanning methods. The version 3 contains new CRFs (CRF01_AE to CRF47_BF).


Zika Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Zika typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


Arbovirus Typing Tool

This is the first version of our Arbovirus typing tool for Chikungunya, Dengue, Yellow Fever and Zika


Chikungunya Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Chikungunya typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


Yellow Fever Virus Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Yellow Fever typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


Dengue Virus Typing Tool

This is a beta version of our Dengue Virus Typing tool. For the mean time, this tool should be used for evaluation only. Please send feedback to Tulio de Oliveira.