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.

Promotion Sanger Sequencing at KRISP - Jan to Dec 2020

Promotion Sanger - 2020-01-13

KRISP is running a Sanger Sequencing promotion to celebrate the launch of two new Sanger Sequencers (ABI 3730xl and 3500). Unbelievable prices for 2020. Capillary electrophoresis only – R 25 (per sample well). Sequencing of PCR purified amplicons – R 45 (per primer). Sequencing of PCR unpurified amplicons – R 75 (per primer).


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

KRISP News - 2020-01-01

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.


KRISP Service Brochure 2020

KRISP Business - 2020-01-01

KRISP expanded its genomics service offers. Our DNA sequencing services incorporate internal quality control (IQC), external quality assurance (EQA) and procedures are validated and performed by HPCSA-accredited scientists. Here you can access a detailed brochure of the genomics services we provide in Africa.


New study shows 43% drop in rate of new HIV infections

KRISP & AHRI News - 2019-12-14

New research from the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in collaboration with KRISP shows a 43% decrease in the rate of new HIV infections between 2012 and 2017 in the Hlabisa area of northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa.


Science Through the Lens of Photography

KRISP News - 2019-12-12

Lifeblood, an exhibition of photographs by Mr Samora Chapman at the Community Art Gallery in Durban. Curated by UKZN Professor and Director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) Tulio de Oliveira, it aimed to highlight the diversity of humans, plants and animals in South Africa.


KRISP Newsletter Dec 2019: Conservation Genomics and big decline in the overall HIV incidence rate in northern KZN!

KRISP Newsletter - 2019-12-10

This month, we report on a Nature Communications paper with AHRI that report a 43% decline in the overall HIV incidence rate in northern KZN. We also hosted a leading conservation genomics scientist and organized many talks and events. We went to Drakensberg for our strategic meeting, released the KRISP Wellness program and even went to Hamburg, Germany, to compete in the finals of the Upgrade my NGS Competition.



YouTube Videos

KRISP Public Engagement Photography Exhibition Lifeblood: A Showcase of African Diversity by Samora Chapman

From Paul and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2019-11-03, duration: 00:01:05

Illumina Sequencing to keep samples in Africa

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2019-03-31, duration: 00:02:57

DNA PCR technology: ddPCR - Digital Droplet PCR in Africa, KRISP, Durban, South Africa

From Veron Ramsuran, date: 2019-03-31, duration: 00:03:13

Oxford Nanopore Sequencing & Women in Science in Africa

From Jennifer Giandhari, date: 2019-03-31, duration: 00:03:55

Human Genome, S5Ion Sequencing & Women in Science in Africa

From Maryam Fish, date: 2019-03-31, duration: 00:03:49