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24th International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME)

24th International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 4-9 August, 2019. The VEME workshop is recognised as one of the best international virus bioinformatics courses.


KRISP Talks: Prof. Michael Pepper ASSAf Consensus Study on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics & Genomics in South Africa

UKZN African Health Flagship Talks by Prof. Michael Pepper (University of Pretoria & SAMRC Unit for Stem Cell Research & Therapy) - the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Consensus Study on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics & Genomics in South Africa. Tuesday, 7 May 2019 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


KRISP at UKZN is reversing brain drain in Africa and achieving scientific excellence!

KRISP at UKZN challenges the status quo to create a scientific environment in (South) Africa that delivers high level science, creates innovations and reverses the brain drain. This vision is starting to pay off, and we are happy to say that in just two years, we published twelve manuscripts in Nature, Science and Lancet journals!


Research Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 1st April 2019

UKZN African Health Flagship Postgraduate Training Program present the Research Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Workshop. Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa, 1 April 2019. Training is open to University Post-Graduate Students & Post-Doctoral Fellows.


KRISP Newsletter Feb/Mar 2019: Partnership with University of Washington, postgraduate training and translational science workshop

This month, we focused our newsletter on KRISP partnership with the Department of Global Health at University of Washington in Seattle. We also focus on our new post-graduate training workshops. This month, we also have many publications on African Health, including on HIV and TB phylogenetic and drug resistance analysis.


DNA Sequencing Fragment Analysis (i.e Microsatellite) Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 28-29 March 2019

UKZN African Health Flagship, KRISP, DIPLOMICS & Thermo Education Program on DNA Sequencing Fragment Analysis Workshop . Thermo-KRISP Lab, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa, 28-29 March 2019. Training is open to University Post-Graduate Students & Technical Staff of Commercial and Academic laboratories. Scholarships available to previously disadvantaged South African learners.


Capillary Electrophoresis (i.e. Sanger Sequencing) Training Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 24-25 March 2019

UKZN African Health Flagship, KRISP, DIPLOMICS & Thermo Education Program on Capillary Electrophoresis (i.e. Sanger Sequencing) . Thermo-KRISP Lab, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa, 25-26 March 2019. Training is open to University Post-Graduate Students & Technical Staff of Commercial and Academic laboratories. Scholarships available to previously disadvantaged South African learners.


Workshop in Translational Research, Health Innovation & Commercialization

KRISP is presenting at the UCL/UKZN workshop on translational research, Health Innovation and Commercialisation. The workshop starts 19th March, Tuesday, at 12pm, finishes 20th March, Wednesday, at 2pm in Durban, South Africa.


KRISP Talks: Dr. Maryam Fish, Cancer Genomics at KRISP, Friday, 15 March 2019

UKZN African Health Flagship Talk by Dr. Maryam Fish - Cancer Genomics at KRISP will cover some of the genomics tests and bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis of whole exome sequencing (WES) and cancer panels from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Illumina and other sequencing methods. Friday, 15 March 2019 (8:30am - 9:30am), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


KRISP Grants Unit Introduction

KRISP challenges the status quo to create a scientific environment in (South) Africa that delivers the highest level of science, creates innovations and reverses the brain drain. This vision is starting to pay off, and we are happy to say that in just two years, we have been awarded over twenty grants to produce and analyze omics data in the African continent. Please contact us to discuss collaborative grants applications.


KRISP PAPERS

Trends in Pretreatment HIV-1 Drug Resistance in Antiretroviral Therapy-naive Adults in South Africa, 2000–2016: A Pooled Sequence Analysis.
Chimukangara B, Lessells RJ, Rhee S-Y, Giandhari J, Kharsany ABM, Naidoo K, Lewis L, Cawood C, Khanyile D, Ayalew KA, Diallo K, Samuel R, Hunt G, Vandormael A, Stray-Pedersen B, Gordon M, Makadzange T, Kiepiela P, Ramjee G, Ledwaba J, Kalimashe M, Morris L, Parikh UM, Mellors JW, Shafer RW, Katzenstein D, Moodley P, Gupta RK, Pillay D, Karim SSA, de Oliveira T, EClinicalMedicine (Lancet) (2019), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.03.006:.


Major depression and household food insecurity among individuals with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in South Africa..
Tomita A, Ramlall S, Naidu T, Mthembu SS, Padayatchi N, Burns JK, Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. (2019), doi: 10.1007/s00127-019-01669-y:.


Effects of genetic variability on rifampicin and isoniazid pharmacokinetics in South African patients with recurrent tuberculosis.
Naidoo A, Chirehwa M, Ramsuran V, McIlleron H, Naidoo K, Yende-Zuma N, Singh R, Ncgapu S, Adamson J, Govender K, Denti P, Padayatchi N, Pharmacogenomics (2019), doi: 10.2217/pgs-2018-0166:.


Estimating trends in the incidence rate with interval censored data and time-dependent covariates.
Vandormael A, Tanser F, Cuadros D, Dobra A, Stat Methods Med Res (2019), 962280219829892. doi: 10.1177/0962280219829892:.


The Pharmaceutical Industry in 2018. An Analysis of FDA Drug Approvals from the Perspective of Molecules..
de la Torre B, Albericio F, Molecules (2019), 24(4): pii: E809. doi: 10.3390/molecules24040809..


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

2019-02-12
Version: 3


REGA HIV Subtyping Tool V3 - Belgium Mirror

Phylogenetic tool to identify the HIV-1 subtypes and recombinants. Query sequences are analysed for recombination using bootscanning methods. The version 3 contains new CRFs (CRF01_AE to CRF47_BF).


2018-12-05
Version:


Booster: a new bootstrap method for construction of large trees

A new version of the phylogenetic bootstrap in which the presence of inferred branches in replications is measured using a gradual 'transfer' distance rather than the binary presence or absence index used in Felsenstein's original version. The resulting supports are higher and do not induce falsely supported branches.


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.