Opening: CERI Genomics labs and the Biomedical Research Institute (BMRI) building at Stellenbosch University

In April, we will commence a series of festivities and activities in the lead-up to the inauguration of the BMRI and CERI new state-of-the-art laboratories. This building is dedicated to understanding the genetic and bio-molecular basis of disease with a decidedly African focus

It’s been a decade since we started planning the construction of Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Research Institute (BMRI), and we are now at a stage where the project is successfully completed, despite significant obstacles including the Covid-19 pandemic

As a valued member of CERI’s and KRISP scientific community, I’d like to extend an invitation to each and every one of you to participate in and share your views on all the exciting activities we have planned for the inauguration of the BMRI under the theme 'Improving lives with breakthrough science'. /p>

Please diarise the following dates and register and attend the activities where applicable:

Friday - 14 April 2023: Media Briefing

Friday - 14 April 2023: BMRI Breaking Boundaries TED-like event [Starts 19h00], tickets available at Quicket

Saturday - 15 April 2023: Biomedical Research Innovation (BMRI) Public Open Day [09h00 - 13h00], Book tickets (free of charge) at Quicket.

Monday - 17 April 2023: Genomics Symposium [8h00 - 18h00], registration page.

Tuesday - 18 April 2023: TB Symposium [8h00 - 18h00], registration page.

Wednesday - 19 April 2023: Grand Opening & Tours (invitations only)

Thursday - 20 April 2023:Cardiometabolic Symposium [8h00 - 12h00], registration page.

News date: 2023-04-19


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