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.



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.


Integrating Assisted Partner Services and Phylogenetics for HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention in Nairobi

KRISP Talks - 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

KRISP Talks - 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.

KRISP Jobs - 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

KRISP Talks - 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

KRISP Training - 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.

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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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