This month newsletters cover includes a vintage tram on the streets of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, to celebrate the Portuguese President Honoring Prof. Tulio de Oliveira with Order of Merit Medal for Outstanding Scientific Contributions. In recognition of womens month, we highlight the contributions one of our women scientists who has a passion for capacity building.
We feature a major publication in Science that evaluates the spread of Omicron BA.1 and also highlight the paper in Cell on how air travel contributed to the spread of SARS-COV-2 that was profiled as a Research Highlight in Nature. Join us as we continue our journey to identify and prevent the proliferation of viruses, shaping a safer and healthier world for all.
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The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about the work of the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) at Stellenbosch University and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), which is hosted at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa
CERI and KRISP 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. The way we challenge the status quo is by attracting, training and retaining both top (South) African scientists that understand the problem from the ground level and the best international minds that are committed to our vision
News date: 2023-08-08
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).