South Africa is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world (ranked 3rd by some reports). Despite this, a large portion is currently endangered, as much as 10% of frogs and birds and 20% of mammals.
KRISP, as a well functioning genomics centre, with sequencing and bioinformatics expertise already in place, it is well-situated to make a big contribution to characterizing the variation of that biodiversity.
DNA sequencing services that we offer the conservation community in Africa:
- Traditional markers for conservation, e.g. microsatellites and DNA barcoding
- Reduced representation genomics, (RADseq)
- Whole genome sequencing and resequencing
News date: 2019-12-07
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).