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.
Department of Health - 2020-12-19
The new variant of SARS-CoV-2 detected in SA has left scientists working round the clock to unravel its mysteries, the health department said on December 19 2020. The department of health issued a lengthy list of questions and answers on Saturday after announcing that the virus that causes Covid-19 has evolved into a new variant.
SAMRC Press Release - 2020-12-03
Durban, 3 December 2020. The KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), University of KwaZulu-Natal has produced over 1000 HIV-1 genomes in record time in South Africa, a significant scientific endeavor to understand how drug resistance has developed to a new and potent antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.
The Spectator - 2020-11-15
Prof Carl Heneghan & Tom Jefferson write at the Spectator about nosocomial infection in the U.K. In this article they mention our genomics and outbreak response (Lessells, Moosa & de Oliveira 2020) work on a large hospital outbreak in South Africa.
KRISP News - 2020-11-09
The KZN Covid-19 Research Consortium invites researchers, scientists, and clinicians to submit an abstract for its upcoming virtual conference. Abstracts should relate to KZN-specific Covid-19 research findings and/or experiences and practice. An example of experience/practice may include experiences of working in hospital or clinic settings; or what the challenges were in clinical research conduct.
News Medical Net - 2020-11-05
Published in a recent medRxiv* paper, researchers from South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Brazil found that these mutations in SARS-CoV-2 lineages are localized to South Africa. These unique strains, not found elsewhere in the world, are thought to have contributed around 42% to the country's total infection rate.
SPARK South Africa - 2020-10-07
Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of KRISP, UKZN, eThekwini, Stanford and SPARK Global faculty and commercial and industry experts. Based on the compiled rankings, finalists will be invited to present an oral pitch to the review panel in early December, 2020. Approximately 3-5 proposals selected for awards (number dependent on available funding) will be notified before the end of December, 2020.
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 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
From Giandhari J, Wilkinson E, Pillay S, Tegally H, James SE, Kanzi A, Lessells RJ, de Oliveira T., date: 2020-08-05, duration: 00:02:30
From Pillay S, Giandhari J, Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Chimukangara B, Lessells R, Mattison S, Gazy I, Fish M, Singh L, Khanyile KS, Fonseca V,de Oliveira T., date: 2020-07-20, duration: 00:04:00
From San Emmanuel James and Jennifer Giandhari, date: 2020-06-24, duration: 00:02:02
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).