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.
NY Times - 2021-03-23
While richer places, such as the U.S., hope to vaccinate most of their citizens within months, poorer countries, like Kenya, expect to reach just small fractions of their populations in that time.
Nature - 2021-03-19
Some people mount an immune response able to fend off a menagerie of coronavirus variants. Nature news covering four of our recent papers on the variant, neutralisation of plasma and Vaccines (Novavax and Astrazeneca)
Bhekisisa - 2021-03-12
New research from South Africaís genomic surveillance network shows that people infected with the 501Y.V2 variant are also immune to other forms of the virus. The team found the protection against the 501Y.V2 variant could also extend to the original virus circulating the country and the variant first identified in Brazil.
The Atlantic - 2021-03-09
Tracking the coronavirusís evolution, letter by letter, is revolutionizing pandemic science.In the beginning, there was one. The first genome for the virus causing a mysterious illness we had not yet named COVID-19 was shared by scientists on January 10, 2020. That single genome alerted the world to the danger of a novel coronavirus.
Al Jazeera - 2021-03-04
The 501Y.V2 variant reportedly produces a high number of antibodies, providing protection against infection by other variants. The findings in laboratory studies offer hope that COVID-19 vaccines based on the 501Y.V2 variant first identified late last year could protect against multiple variants circulating in different parts of the world
The New York Times - 2021-03-03
B.1.351 may sound sweet to a molecular epidemiologist, but what is the alternative, other than stigmatizing geographical names? News piece at NY Times highlighting our work with WHO on a new nomenclature system for COVID-19 variants
Richard Lessells & Gugulethu Mkhize - 2019-10-02
Benjamin Chimukangara - 2019-10-01
Thulile Nlapo - 2019-10-01
Zandili Sibisi - 2019-05-01
Yumna Moosa - 2017-07-28
Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran - 2017-07-25
Megan Druce - 2016-04-18
Sthembiso Msweli - 2016-04-17
From CBS News, date: 2021-01-23, duration: 00:04:30
From Patrick Soon-Shiong & Tulio de Oliveira , date: 2021-01-22, duration: 00:29:48
From Patrick Soon-Shiong & Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2021-01-22, duration: 00:47:35
From Pillay S, Giandhari J, Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Chimukangara B, Lessells R, Mattison S, Moosa Y, Gazy I, Fish M, Singh L, Khanyile KS, Fonseca V, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, de Oliveira T, date: 2020-08-23, duration: 00:04:06
From TRULIFE, Richard Lessells, date: 2020-08-18, duration: 00:08:48
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).