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.



Science Editorial: Inhibiting natural killer cells in AIDS

KRISP Papers - 2018-01-04

The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene complex varies enormously among individuals and helps explain individual variation in immunity to infectious diseases. Ramsuran et al. (Science 2018) examined data from almost 10,000 HIV infections.


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

Why KRISP? - 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.


Science TM Editorial: Status is not everything

KRISP Papers - 2017-12-15

Many parameters are examined to try to understand HIV transmission in endemic areas. Tanser et al. (Science TM 2017) use longitudinal population-based data from rural South Africa to show that population viral load indices incorporating geographical location and local HIV prevalence can be used to infer HIV transmission potential.


Scientists develop new prediction methods for HIV infection rates

- 2017-12-14

The Mercury, 14 December 2017, KwaZulu-Natal-based medical research organisations have developed an improved method to accurately predict where the highest rate of new HIV infections will likely occur in a community. Press coverage of our KRISP paper by Tanser et al. (Science TM 2017)


Even with easy access to ARVs, only one in three HIV-positive people will seek them

KRISP News - 2017-12-05

By Katharine Child, 05 December 2017. SA's policy to reduce HIV infections is to do what the UN recommends, which is to get 90% of people tested, 90% of HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals and 90% of those on treatment taking it properly so they are not infectious. Press coverage of our KRISP paper Iwuji et al. (Lancet HIV 2017).


South Africans with HIV miss out on the benefits of early treatment due to a fear of stigma

KRISP News - 2017-12-02

By Linda Nordling, 2 December 2017, Quartz Africa. Antiretrovirals 'the drugs used to keep HIV in check' don't only prevent people from getting AIDS; they also keep virus levels low, making those taking them less likely to pass the infection to others. Press coverage of our KRISP paper Iwuji et al. (Lancet HIV 2017).

Blogs YouTube Videos


Bioinformaticians are pioneering the future of science

Author: Yumna Moosa - 2017-07-28




Meeting of the Swiss, Swedes and South Africans minds

Author: Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran - 2017-07-25




Megan Druce: from Cum Laude MSc to a Scholarship for a PhD in Germany...

Author: Megan Druce - 2016-04-18




Sthembiso Msweli: from Hlabisa to MSc and Further Promoted to Laboratory Manager...

Author: Sthembiso Msweli - 2016-04-17




Experience of 3 UKZN/Africa Centre students at the 7-week national bioinformatics workshop 2015

Author: Megan Druce, Zandile Sibisi & Sthembiso Msweli - 2015-04-23




Tale of 4 Cities in outlining researcher's strive towards a cure for HIV

Author: Siva Danaviah - 2014-10-14




Massive Open Online Courses: Huge potential for bioinformatics education

Author: Rachael Dellar - 2014-10-13




First impressions of a South African student working in Geneva as part of Swiss South Africa Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP)

Author: Megan Druce - 2014-10-07




Video: Krisp - a next generation DNA sequencing research centre opens in Durban, South Africa - eTV news
From Tulio de Oliveira, Veron Ramsuran, Nicolette Crozier, Zandile Sibisi, Marcel Tongo, Benjamin Chimukangara, Thabiso Dlamini, date: 2017-07-24, duration: 00:02:25

Video: Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study - Keynote presentation at AIDS 2016.
From Anthony Fauci, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, David Khanyile, Tulio de Oliveira, Salim Abdool Karim, date: 2016-06-20, duration: 00:03:41

Video: Completion of a world-class genomics lab at KRISP/UKZN, Durban, South Africa - Part III
From Prevashinee Padayachee and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2014-08-06, duration: 00:02:43

Video: KRISP Genomics Laboratory Construction - Video Diary Part II
From Prevashinee Padayachee and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2014-04-05, duration: 00:01:52

Video: KRISP Genomics Laboratory Construction - Video Diary Part I
From Prevashinee Padayachee and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2014-03-13, duration: 00:03:45

Video: HIV-1 Drug Resistance in Children in rural South Africa
From Siva Danaviah, date: 2014-03-01, duration: 00:02:12

Video: Justen Manasa PhD thesis summary
From Justen Manasa, date: 2013-11-29, duration: 00:08:10
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