KRISP Newsletter Jan 2020: Reversing brain drain and training the next generation of scientists in South Africa and abroad.

This month, we launch our bioinformatics training program for 2020 and highlight as one of our key researchers become affiliate to the African Academy of Science. We also join the international community to fight the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic, published a key paper on understanding HIV transmission hotspots and renewed our partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific to provide very affordable sequencing in Africa

KRISP newsletter Jan 2020  a reversing brain drain and training the next generation of scientists in South Africa and other developing countries

This issue's highlights are:

- Talk: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak, Durban, 14 February 2020

- Science: UKZN College of Health Science Research Day for High-impact researchers, 24 February 2020

- Training: 4IR - UNIX/Linux Training, Durban, South Africa, 2-3 March 2020 – Application open

- Training: Workshop on Transcriptomics in collaboration with Harvard/MIT, Durban, South Africa, 23-27 March 2020 – Application open

- African Academy of Science: KRISP, UKZN & CAPRISA scientists make it into the African Academy of Science’s Top 40 List

- Publications: The state of the HIV epidemic in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a novel application of disease metrics to assess trajectories and highlight areas for intervention

- Publications: Current Affairs of Microbial Genome-Wide Association Studies: Approaches, Bottlenecks and Analytical Pitfalls

- Publications: Genome-wide Association Study Identifies HLA-DPB1 as a Significant Risk Factor for Severe Aplastic Anemia

- Publications: Quantifying HIV transmission flow between high-prevalence hotspots and surrounding communities: a population-based study in Rakai, Uganda

- Service: Sanger Sequencing Promotion extended in 2020!

News date: 2020-02-04