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 Newsletter June/July 2019: KRISP on the road. We are criss-crossing the country to showcase our new DNA sequencing and bioinformatics capacity.

KRISP Newsletter - 2019-07-31

This month, we focused our newsletter on KRISP on the road. We are criss-crossing the country to showcase our new DNA sequencing and bioinformatics capacity. . In the newsletter, we also cover our high-throughput Sanger and Illumina sequencing services, arapid, reliable and cost effective HIV-1 Drug Resistance Service in Africa and many of our publications on viral outbreaks, mental health and industrial biotechnology.


KRISP Road Shows Westville & Pietermaritzburg UKZN Campuses

KRISP News - 2019-07-30

In order to showcase our services and promote collaboration and we are doing road shows at two other UKZN campus in July. We will be at the Westville campus (29-30 July) and at the Pietermaritzburg Campus (30-31 July).


Clinical Pharmacogenomics: Developments & Opportunities for Efficacious Use of Medicines in African Populations - Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast

Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast - 2019-07-30

Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast presentation by Prof. Collen Masimirembwa, President and Chief Scientific Officer: African Institute of Biomedical Science & Technology, Tuesday, 30 July 2019(7:30am - 8:30), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


New technologies in Africa: Opentrons Robotic Pipetting Hackatron, Durban, 20 July-3 August 2019

Genomics Africa - 2019-07-20

Hackatron to code Opentrons pipetting robots for DNA amplicons and libraries for Sanger, Illumina & ONT Minion sequencing. Opentrons are open-source pipetting robots for biologists. Flexible, accessible & affordable lab robots allow life scientists to do more science & less pipetting. Programming of the robots use python language. Protocols are coded as open-source and available for the community.


Decoding the South African Indian Genome for Health Risk

KRISP News - 2019-07-19

Diabetes is a growing problem in South Africa, but South African Indians are at three times the risk of other race groups. What is more, Diabetes and Ischaemic Heart disease occur at least a decade younger in Indians than in other populations in South Africa. Both these diseases are the leading cause of death within the Indian population. Apart from poor diet and exercise there is a genetic component that leads to increased disease risk.


HIV-1 genotyping service in Africa: rapid, reliable, and cost-effective

KRISP & Thermo Fisher - 2019-07-01

KRISP, Applied Biosystems and Thermo Fisher Scientific collaborate to bring Africa one step closer to realizing the 90-90-90 target by introducing a rapid, reliable, and cost-effective HIV-1 genotyping service in Africa. As part of the introduction, we are running a promotion of ZAR800 (US$ 55) per genotyping test (Jul-Dec 2019). Test can be done in plasma or DBS samples, turn-around time is seven working days.



YouTube Videos

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

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