CERI & KRISP Newsletter Aug/Sep 2022: Scientific research and surveillance efforts at CERI & KRISP remain under the global spotlight

This month we reflect on how much the world has changed over the last two years. It is still too early to declare the pandemic over, but it is time to begin thinking about what can be done better and how best to prepare for future threats to global health.

This issue's highlights are:

- News: TIME - The Virus Hunters Trying to Prevent the Next Pandemic

- News: New York Times - Why Experts Want to Rename Monkeypox

- Feature: The Lancet - Tulio de Oliveira: collaborating to boost science in Africa

- Feature: Science - Pandemic preparedness in a changing world. Fostering global collaboration

- Publication: Building genomic sequencing capacity in Africa to respond to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

- Publication: Urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing nomenclature for monkeypox virus

- Publication: SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Diversity and Lineage Dynamics in Egypt during the first 18 months of the Pandemic

- Seminars: Bad vibrations: Quantum tunneling and SARS-CoV-2 infections, Prof. Francesco Petruccione, 24th August @ 11h30 SAST

- Upcoming Workshop: Genomics Africa Fellowship, 5-16 September 2022, Durban, South Africa

CERI and KRISP want to want to challenge the status quo and create a scientific environment in South Africa that drives innovations in global health and reverses the brain drain. A critical function of CERI and KRISP will be to make genomics, epigenetics, and bioinformatics accessible to academic, industrial, and commercial users.

News date: 2022-09-15



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