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.

KRISP Join Stanford SPARK Global Program and creates Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast Monthly Meeting

KRISP News - 2018-12-01

KRISP at UKZN partner with Stanford University on a global innovation program: SPARK GLOBAL: Translational Scientists without borders. As part of this program we run a monthly meeting (first Wednesday of EVERY MONTH) to discuss innovation, select and mentor start-ups that can produce translational research.


The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), Funding Activities and Success, Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast, 7 Nov 2018

Durban SPARK - 2018-11-07

Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast by Barlow Manilal, CEO TIA, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 (7:30am - 8:30), KRISP, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


KRISP Newsletter - Oct/Nov 2018 - New technologies and preparing the next generation of scientists

KRISP News - 2018-11-07

This month, we focused our newsletter on KRISP learning about new technologies and preparing the next generation of scientists. This month, we also have many publications on African Health, including on HIV drug resistance, antimicrobial activity, pre-eclampsia and smoking and depression.


Alain, Andrew and Wilbert together taught PBHLJ11 for UKZN Master of Public Health in 2018.

KRISP News - 2018-11-06

KRISP Faculty teach Health Measurement Descriptive course at School of Nursing and Public Health. The aim of the course is to provide learners with skills to collect, analyse and use health information. In addition, this course provide students with an understanding of the basic principles and methods of descriptive epidemiology, descriptive biostatistics and demography.


KRISP Preparing Next Generation Scientists

UKZN Ndaba News - 2018-10-18

UKZN’s KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovations and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific held a one-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) training session for Grade 11 pupils and students on basic Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


In Epicenter of Global HIV Crisis, Multiple Partners and Age Disparity Part of Problem

Epoch Times - 2018-10-17

VULINDLELA, South Africa—Sweat streams from the young men’s faces as they pursue a soccer ball across a sun-baked pitch of red dust.



YouTube Videos

STEM Education in Africa: KRISP & Thermo Fisher Scientific PCR Workshops

From Deseree Rajpal, Sahil Tulsi, Veron Ramsuran, Jennifer Giandhari, Nicolette Crozier and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2018-08-13, duration: 00:04:02

Grants support drives innovation & high level research in Durban, South Africa

From Gugulethu Mkhize, date: 2018-07-21, duration: 00:02:36

World-class genomics infrastructure to support collaborative research in Africa

From Jennifer Giandhari, date: 2018-07-21, duration: 00:03:01

Reversing the Brain Drain and Achieving Scientific Excellence

From Tulio de Oliveira and Veron Ramsuran, date: 2018-07-21, duration: 00:03:46

Cycle of HIV Infection in Young Women in South Africa

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2018-07-21, duration: 00:04:01