15 minutes: KRISP Work at a Glance

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.

27th International Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME2023), Stellenbosch, South Africa

Training - 2023-04-01

VEME2023 will be organized in Stellenbosch, South Africa, during August 20–25, 2023. The workshop comprises 6 full days of theoretical lectures, practical sessions and keynote presentations. VEME2023 will accept 150 participants in 4 modules.

New grant for HIV prevention research in rural sub-saharan Africa

Nature Africa - 2023-03-15

The multi-institutional research would develop new strategies to combat HIV in vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.

SU awarded R40 million NIH grant to develop HIV-prevention strategies for rural communities

Stellenbosch University - 2023-03-08

New funding has been awarded for the development of HIV-prevention strategies in rural communities of sub-Saharan Africa. The five-year, $2.2 million research grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be used to identify vulnerable groups at high risk of contracting the virus, and design appropriate intervention strategies

Leading epidemiologist joins CERI as Director of Population Health Innovation Programme

Stellenbosch University - 2023-03-05

I am delighted and honoured to be back in South Africa working at Stellenbosch [University] and with CERI and the Department of Global Health. I love this continent and there is no place in the world I would rather be right now – here is where I feel that I can make the biggest impact, Prof. Frank Tanser.

BBC Focus on Africa Special Podcast - African scientist reflects on Omicron discovery

BBC - 2023-03-04

As part of our special edition of Focus on Africa with guest editor, Professor Thuli Madonsela speak to Professor Tulio de Oliveira – one of the South African scientists who helped identify the Omicron variant. He talks about the discrimination African scientists often face.

CNN Inside Africa - Four Minds Inspiring the Continent with Science & Technology

CNN - 2023-03-04

CNN feature including Prof. Tulio De Oliveira, from CERI at Stellenbosch University and KRISP, UKZN as one of the four most inspiring minds in Africa in 2022. The film also includes Dr. Shiulile Moyo, Prof Tulio de Oliveira’s past PhD student, who co-discovered with Omicron variant.

YouTube Videos

COVID-19 in SA | SA scientists don't expect high infection or hospitalisation numbers

From Tulio De Oliveira and CERI & KRISP team, date: 2023-01-10, duration: 00:08:46

COVID-19 | News sub-variant being monitored closely

From Tulio De Oliveira and CERI and KRISP teams, date: 2023-01-10, duration: 00:02:34

First case of COVID-19 sub-variant XBB.1.5 confirmed in South Africa: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira

From Tulio De Oliveira and CERI and KRISP team, date: 2023-01-07, duration: 00:15:48

Women in Science Profile Series - Sureshnee Pillay

From Sureshnee Pillay, date: 2022-08-01, duration: 00:03:24

KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira