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.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Infectious Disease Management

Stellenbosch - 2022-11-18

The Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow with great potential and ambition to become a leading scientist. The position will work with some of the best genomics and bioinformatics scientists in the world. We aim to identify both pathogen and human genomic variation that are associated with the transmission and virulence of pathogens and the development of diseases.


CERI Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM)

CERI SOP - 2022-11-15

The GRM provides a platform for any stakeholder who has a grievance or problem that has arisen from their involvement with the project the right and the opportunity to lodge their grievance and discuss it with an eye to resolving it, if possible, to mutual satisfaction. The purpose of standard operating procedure (SOP) is to outline the procedures to be followed in addressing any grievance.


CERI & KRISP Newsletter Oct/Nov 2022: An Advocate for Africa, 100,000 COVID-19 genomes and German-Africa Prize.

Newsletter - 2022-11-01

Welcome to another edition of the CERI & KRISP Newsletter. This month we reflect on how much recognition we have received nationally and internationally and reflect about what can be done better and how best to prepare for future threats to global health.


German Africa Prize won by scientists who identified Omicron

German-Africa Prize - 2022-10-25

Virologist Dr. Sikhulile Moyo in Botswana and South Africa-based bioinformatics scientist Prof. Tulio de Oliveira have won this year's German Africa prize for their work identifying the COVID-19 variant omicron.


NEWS: CERI & KRISP delegation at the World Health Summit, Berlin

World Health Summit - 2022-10-16

The World Health Summit (WHS 2022) was the first World Health Summit together with WHO. It was attended by over 1000 participants. CERI and KRISP sent a delegation of 5 of our brightest and younger scientists


Senegal Bioinformatics Workshop, Dakar, 3-15 October 2022.

CERI & KRISP Training - 2022-10-15

IRESSEF and UCAD in Senegal organized and hosted a bioinformatics workshop that will included one week of virtual sessions on October 3 - 7, 2022, and one week of in-person sessions in Senegal October 10 - 15, 2022. Dr. Tulio de Oliveira of CERI and Dr. Luiz Alcantara Jr. of FIOCRUZ and their teams assisted in facilitating this training. They are at the forefront of capacity-building efforts in bioinformatics, with experience leading large-scale bioinformatics training programs.



YouTube Videos

Women in Science Profile Series - Sureshnee Pillay

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

Prof. de Oliveira says the world has entered an age of epidemics and pandemics

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2022-06-08, duration: 00:02:19

8th SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards - Prof Tulio de Oliveira - Gold Award

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2022-04-01, duration: 00:03:17

BBC: Three people across Africa who made a difference in 2021

From Tulio de Oliveira and Malu Cursino, date: 2021-12-31, duration: 00:05:44


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