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.



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

KRISP Jobs - 2017-11-04

KRISP wants to challenge the status quo and create a scientific environment in (South) Africa that drives innovations in global health, reverses the brain drain and benefits the economy. 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 Delma, 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.


Paediatric HIV Infection: Elite Control, Remission and Cure

KRISP Talks - 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!


11th Annual Workshop on Advanced Clinical Care - AIDS (AWACC), Durban, South Africa, 6-7 Sep 2017

KRISP Training - 2017-09-06

The workshop is targeted at 400 clinicians, clinical virologists and nurses working in the public sector who are currently involved in the treatment of patients with HIV and TB in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


22nd International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME), Lisbon, Portugal

KRISP Training - 2017-08-27

The workshop provides both theoretical and practical training in phylogenetic inference and evolutionary hypothesis testing. It is recognized as one of the best international virus bioinformatics courses. It covers sequence analysis, phylogenetics, phylodynamics methods and large scale methods for next-generation sequencing (NGS) analytics

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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KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), K-RITH Tower Building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN

Contact: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, Tel: +27 31 260 4898, Email: tuliodna@gmail.com & deoliveira@ukzn.ac.za

Page design updated 2011. Many of the pages were previously hosted at bioafrica.net.