INTRODUCTION

KRISP - KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform is a partnership between the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).

KRISP is directed by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira with a team of scientists and professional administrators

We offer three main services : A) Designing, production and/or analyses of omics data (R&D), B) DNA diagnostics tests and C) bioinformatics & omics courses.



SPOTLIGHT

KRISP News


KRISP News


KRISP News

PREVIOUS SPOTLIGHTS


KRISP NEWS

2017-08-23
KRISP Talks

A multi-centre analysis of internal migration and AIDS/TB and NCD-related mortality in Kenya and South Africa

KRISP Talks by Dr Carren Ginsburg, SAMRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), 23 August 2017 (11am - midday), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


2017-07-19
KRISP News

KRISP & SANTHE trainee wins Best Abstract at DELTAS Africa meeting

Friday, 7 July, 2017, Dr Marcel Tongo Passo, a SANTHE Post-doctoral trainee, has won a "Best Abstract" award at the DELTAS (Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science) Africa Annual Grantees Meeting 2017, held in Accra, Ghana, between 3 to 5 July. Passo is based at KRISP (KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform) and HPP (HIV Pathogenesis Programme) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


2017-07-15
KRISP News

Durban at the forefront of DNA research - KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform - KRISP

By Arthi Gopi, Independent on Saturday Newspaper - KRISP atrracts the brightest - Durban is leading the way in DNA research, having attracted some of the brightest minds in the science field, in a new state-of-the-art lab in the city.


2017-07-12
KRISP News

KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP) Established

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UKZN have signed an agreement for the establishment of KRISP - the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform.


2017-06-23
KRISP Talks

Seminar: Can the type of jeans you wear determine your treatment response?

KRISP Talks by Professor Bonga Chiliza, Discipline of Psychiatry: College of Health Sciences, UKZN, 23 June 2017, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


MORE NEWS


KRISP PAPERS

Mutational Correlates of Virological Failure in Individuals Receiving a WHO-Recommended Tenofovir-Containing First-Line Regimen: An International Collaboration.
Rhee SY, Varghese V, Holmes SP, Van Zyl GU, Steegen K, Boyd MA, Cooper DA, Nsanzimana S, Saravanan S, Charpentier C, de Oliveira T, Etiebet MA, Garcia F, Goedhals D, Gomes P, Gunthard HF, Hamers RL, Hoffmann CJ, Hunt G, Jiamsakul A, Kaleebu P, Kanki P, Kantor R, Kerschberger B, Marconi VC, D'amour Ndahimana J, Ndembi N, Ngo-Giang-Huong N, Rokx C, Santoro MM, Schapiro JM, Schmidt D, Seu L, Sigaloff KCE, Sirivichayakul S, Skhosana L, Sunpath H, Tang M, Yang C, Carmona S, Gupta RK, Shafer RW., EBioMedicine (2017), :doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.03.024.

High Rates of Transmission of Drug-resistant HIV in Aruba Resulting in Reduced Susceptibility to the WHO Recommended First-line Regimen in Nearly Half of Newly Diagnosed HIV-infected Patients.
Hofstra LM, Rivas ES, Nijhuis M, Bank LEA, Wilkinson E, Kelly K, Mudrikova T, Schuurman R, de Oliveira T, de Kort J, Wensing AMJ, Clinical Infectious Diseases (2017), :doi: 10.1093/cid/cix056.

Virological Outcomes of Second-line Protease Inhibitor-Based Treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 in a High-Prevalence Rural South African Setting: A Competing-Risks Prospective Cohort Analysis.
Collier D, Iwuji C, Derache A, de Oliveira T, Okesola N, Calmy A, Dabis F, Pillay D, Gupta RK, for ANRS 12249 TasP Study Group, Clinical Infectious Diseases (2017), :doi: 10.1093/cid/cix015.

CD4+ T-cell count may not be a useful strategy to monitor antiretroviral therapy response in HTLV-1/HIV co-infected patients.
Vandormael A, Rego F, Danaviah S, Alcantara L, Boulware D, de Oliveira T, Current HIV Research (2017), :doi: 10.2174/1570162X15666170216114917.

Social disequilibrium and the risk of HIV acquisition: A multilevel study in rural KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
Tomita A, Vandormael AM, Barnighausen T, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. (2017), :10.1097/QAI.0000000000001349.

MORE PUBLICATIONS


KRISP VIDEOS

Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study - Keynote presentation at AIDS 2016.

By: Anthony Fauci, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, David Khanyile, Tulio de Oliveira, Salim Abdool Karim


 

 Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study - Keynote presentation at AIDS 2016.




 

 Completion of a world-class genomics lab at KRISP/UKZN, Durban, South Africa - Part III




 

 KRISP Genomics Laboratory Construction - Video Diary Part II




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KRISP TEAM

Benjamin Chimukangara

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Nicolette Crozier

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Prof. Tulio de Oliveira

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Dr. Jennifer Giandhari

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Dr. Tiago Graf

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Dr. Richard Lessells

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Dr. Yumna Moosa

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Farirai Mutenherwa

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Dr. Veron Ramsuran

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Dr. Andrew Tomita

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Dr. Alain Vandormael

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Dr. Eduan Wilkinson

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CURRENT AND PREVIOUS MEMBERS



KRISP BLOGS



Megan Druce

Megan Druce: from Cum Laude MSc to a Scholarship for a PhD in Germany...


Sthembiso Msweli

Sthembiso Msweli: from Hlabisa to MSc and Further Promoted to Laboratory Manager...


Megan Druce, Zandile Sibisi & Sthembiso Msweli

Experience of 3 UKZN/Africa Centre students at the 7-week national bioinformatics workshop 2015



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


Arbovirus Typing Tool

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.





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 2015. Many of the pages were previously hosted at bioafrica.net.