NGS-SA: News about our genomics, epidemiology and surveillance work on COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 whole-genome sequencing training using Illumina for the Mozambican Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS)

Africa CDC - 2021-06-19

A senior scientist from the Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS) de Mozambique spent two weeks at KRISP labs at UKZN to receive training generating whole genomes of SARS-CoV-2.

Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - In collaboration with Africa CDC and African Union

Africa CDC - 2021-06-16

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI have started a Webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data in Africa.

9th Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - Oxford Nanopore Technology (ONT) Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

Africa CDC - 2021-06-15

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI have started a Webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data in Africa.

As COVID-19 collides with HIV/AIDS, the pandemic may be taking an ominous turn

LA Times - 2021-06-03

As the world less affluent countries scramble for COVID-19 vaccine and contend with deadly surges of the disease, researchers in South Africa have just documented an ominous development: the collision of the pandemic with HIV/AIDS.

Coronavirus variants get Greek names, but will scientists use them?

Nature - 2021-06-01

From Alpha to Omega, the labelling system aims to avoid confusion and stigmatization. To quell such confusion and avoid geographical stigmas, everyone should now just call it Beta according to a naming scheme announced on 31 May by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and described in a...