CERI & KRISP Newsletter Apr/May: Professor Tulio de Oliveira selected for TIME100 Health 2024

Welcome to the 2st CERI/KRISP newsletter of 2024. This month, we are thrilled to celebrate Professor Tulio de Oliveira, The Director, for his second recognition by TIME as one of the TIME100 Health 2024's most influential individuals globally.

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This issue's highlights are:

- TIME 100: Professor Tulio de Oliveira selected for TIME100 Health 2024: 2nd recognition as one of worldÂ’s 100 most influential individuals

- News: Why Africa is facing an uphill battle to make its own vaccines

- News: Bird flu virus has been spreading among US cows for months, RNA reveals

- Accreditation: CERI gears up for ISO/IEC17025 Accreditation for Genomics Services from KRISP previous ISO accreditation experience

- Virology in Africa: Virology in Africa Conference Highlights Advances and Collaboration in Disease Management

- Inaugural Lecture: Prof. Frank Tanser Delivers Inaugural Lecture on "The Rise (and Fall?) of South Africa's HIV Epidemic: A Personal Perspective"

- News: NIH UWARN Annual Meeting, Taiwan, April 2024 A Hub for Advancing Global Disease Research

- HIV Prevention Annual Meeting: Advancing HIV Prevention: Experts Convene to Explore Innovative and Collaborative Strategies

- Feature: Experts Convene in Kenya to Enhance Genomic Data Sharing for Outbreak Response, Kilifi, Kenya, April 2024.

- Engagement: CERI Football Club (CERI FC) Hits the Field for a Friendly Clash with CubeSpace

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 visionÂ…

News date: 2024-05-07



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