KRISP changing the status quo and create a scientific environment in South Africa that drives innovations in global health, achieves scientific excellence and reverses the brain drain.



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KRISP NEWS

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

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 Join Thermo Fisher Scientific to creates a STEM education program in South Africa

KRISP at UKZN partner with Thermo Fisher Scientific on a educational program in Africa. As part of this program we run many training workshops on STEM subjects, ranging from PCR, qPCR, DNA sequencing and CRISPR techniques. We have also produced a short video that shows the state-of-art training facilities in Durban, South Africa


KRISP presents a new cutting-edge DNA sequencing, Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics Scientific Service Platform

A critical function of KRISP is to make cutting edge genomics, precision medicine and bioinformatics technology accessible to academic, industrial and commercial users. KRISP uses a hybrid model that includes a research team and a commercial laboratory.


STEM Education: Training II – Quantitative PCR (qPCR), KRISP and ThermoScientific Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 4 October 2018

Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) training II on quantitative PCR (qPCR). Thermo-KRISP Lab, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa, 4 October 2018. Training is open to post-graduate students and for technical staff of commercial and academic laboratories.


STEM Education: Sample to PCR Training Workshop, KRISP and ThermoScientific Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 2 October 2018

Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) training on Sample to PCR. Thermo-KRISP Lab, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa, 2 October 2018. Training is open to High-school and University Students and scholarships available to previously disadvantaged South African students.


The necessity of good corporate governance principles on research projects - KRISP Talks, 19 Sept 2018

KRISP Talks by Erick Nsikayezwe Sithole, Governance, Strategy and Innovation , UKZN, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


Advancing scientific education on the African continent

Thermo Fisher Scientific in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa has developed an educational programme on PCR which has been offered to high school and tertiary students.


KRISP PAPERS

Genomic and epidemiological monitoring of yellow fever virus transmission potential.
Faria NR, Kraemer MUG, S C Hill, J Goes de Jesus, R S Aguiar, F C M Iani, J Xavier, J Quick, L du Plessis, S Dellicour, J Thézé, R D O Carvalho, G Baele, C-H Wu, P P Silveira, M B Arruda, M A Pereira, G C Pereira, J Lourenço1, U Obolski, L Abade, T I Vasylyeva, M Giovanetti, D Yi, D J Weiss, G R W Wint, F M Shearer, S Funk, B Nikolay, Fonseca V, T E R Adelino, M A A Oliveira, M V F Silva, L Sacchetto, P O Figueiredo, I M Rezende, E M Mello, R F C Said, D A Santos, M L Ferraz, M G Brito, L F Santana, M T Menezes, R M Brindeiro, A Tanuri, F C P dos Santos, M S Cunha, J S Nogueira, I M Rocco, A C da Costa, S C V Komninakis, V Azevedo, A O Chieppe, E S M Araujo, M C L Mendonça, C C dos Santos, C D dos Santos, A M Mares-Guia, R M R Nogueira, P C Sequeira, R G Abreu, M H O Garcia, A L Abreu, O Okumoto, E G Kroon, C F C de Albuquerque, K Lewandowski, S T Pullan, M Carroll, de Oliveira T, E C Sabino, R P Souza, M A Suchard, P Lemey, G S Trindade, B P Drumond, A M B Filippis, N J Loman, S Cauchemez, Alcantara LCJ, Pybus OG , Science (2018), DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7115:.


Genome Detective: An Automated System for Virus Identification from High-throughput sequencing data..
Vilsker M, Moosa Y, Nooij S, Fonseca V, Ghysens Y, Dumon K, Pauwels R, Alcantara LC, Vanden Eynden E, Vandamme AM, Deforche K, de Oliveira T, Bioinformatics (2018), doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty695:.


Dolutegravir for first-line antiretroviral therapy in low-income and middle-income countries: uncertainties and opportunities for implementation and research.
Dorward J, Lessells R, Drain PK, Naidoo K, de Oliveira T, Pillay Y, Karim SSA, Garrett N, Lancet HIV (2018), https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30093-6:.


Renewing Felsenstein's phylogenetic bootstrap in the era of big data.
Lemoine F, Domelevo Entfellner JB, Wilkinson E, Correia D, Davila Felipe M, de Oliveira T, Gascuel O, Nature (2018), :doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0043-0.


Spatial clustering of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Hlabisa subdistrict, KwaZulu-Natal, 2011-2015.
Smith CM, Lessells R, Grant AD, Herbst K, Tanser F, Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. (2018), 1;22(3):287-293. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.17.0457:.


KRISP VIDEOS

STEM Education in Africa: KRISP & Thermo Fisher Scientific PCR Workshops
By: Deseree Rajpal, Sahil Tulsi, Veron Ramsuran, Jennifer Giandhari, Nicolette Crozier and Tulio de Oliveira

KRISP TEAM

KRISP BLOGS


Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran

Meeting of the Swiss, Swedes and South Africans minds


KRISP TOOLS

2016-08-21
Version: 3


REGA HIV Subtyping Tool V3 - South African mirror

This tool is designed to use phylogenetic methods in order to identify the HIV-1 subtype of a specific sequence. The sequence is analysed for recombination using bootscanning methods. The version 3 contains new CRFs (CRF01_AE to CRF47_BF).


2016-08-20
Version: 1


Zika Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Zika typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


2016-08-20
Version: 1


Genome Detective

This is the first version of our Arbovirus typing tool for Chikungunya, Dengue, Yellow Fever and Zika


2016-08-20
Version: 1


Chikungunya Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Chikungunya typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


2016-08-20
Version: 1


Yellow Fever Virus Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Yellow Fever typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.


2015-11-06
Version: 1


Dengue Virus Typing Tool

This is a beta version of our Dengue Virus Typing tool. For the mean time, this tool should be used for evaluation only. Please send feedback to Tulio de Oliveira.