CERI & KRISP Newsletter Oct/Nov: Climate, health and migration grant, awards, grant writing workshops and public lectures.

Welcome to another edition of the CERI/KRISP monthly newsletter. In this issue, we are excited to highlight the remarkable efforts on advancing climate and health research taking place across Africa in the realm of pathogen surveillance and research capacity building. Our dedicated team of scientists has been making outstanding contributions to this critical field, garnering well-deserved recognition for their exceptional research endeavors.

This issue's highlights are:

- Featured: Human Migrations and Climate Change Grant to CERI and Oxford University .

- Featured: Prof Lenine Liebenberg and GenPath Africa are showcased at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Dakar, Senegal

- Training: KRISP & CERI presents with MIT/Harvard Data Science for Biology Workshop Series: Empowering Reproducible Data Analysis with R in Durban, South Africa

- Training: Grant Writing Workshop to Empower African Scientists

- Public Health Response: CLIMADE Surveillance of dengue fever, arboviruses and infectious diseases in West-Africa, IRESSEF, Senegal.

- Engagement: CLIMADE engages with researchers and public health officials in Botswana and Namibia

- Award: Prof Tulio de Oliveira Wins SAPCC & ABSA Professional of the Year Award

- Award: Nalia Ismael wins Best Oral Award at the 30th Int. Workshop on HIV Drug Resistance & Treatment Strategies, Somerset West, South Africa

- Award: CERI win two Awards for Research and Innovation Excellence at Stellenbosch University

- Nobel Symposium: Prof Tulio de Oliveira participates in the Nobel Symposium in Africa

We hope you enjoy it and find it informative. We welcome any feedback about content or format.

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: 2023-11-11



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