KRISP at UKZN partner with Thermo Fisher Scientific on a educational program in Africa. As part of this program we run many training workshops on STEM subjects, ranging from PCR, qPCR, DNA sequencing and CRISPR techniques. We have also produced a short video that shows the state-of-art training facilities in Durban, South Africa
As part of this program, we are Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) training programs on molecular techniques in South Africa. Training is open to students and for technical staff of commercial and academic laboratories
The training program started in July 2018. Training is schedule at the academic breaks so students easily attend. We normally take 20 participants per event as it includes hand-on laboratory experience.
Training Workshops (2018):
- Quantitative PCR (qPCR) Training Workshop - 4 October, 2018
- Sample to PCR (PCR) Training Workshop - 2 October, 2018
- Sample to PCR (PCR) Training Workshop - 6 July, 2018
KRISP and Thermo Fisher Scientific formed a partnership, with a focus on building capacity in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to produce high quality research and cutting-edge science in Africa, please get a look on the short video on the first workshop!
News date: 2018-10-01
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