Post-Doctoral researcher. Research interests on genomics, bioinformatics and drug resistance. PhD in collaboration with CAPRISA, NHLS and Stanford University.
De la Torre’s research interests are in the chemistry of peptides, nucleotides, peptide nucleic acids and method development. She is a Senior Research Associate at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s Proteomics and Protein Chemistry Unit in Barcelona. She has a long-standing commitment to peptide chemistry and applications of bioactive peptides, and has expanded her activities into the field of proteomics.
My research interests concentrates on viral evolution under selection pressure created in the transmission, acquisition and drug escape processes. A particular point of interest is on the study of virus' origins and the effect of network of transmissions in the spread of epidemics in Africa and other continents. I also enjoy developing bioinformatics software applications and running a next generation sequencing (NGS) and innovation research centre.
PhD Research Fellow. Research interests in TB genomics and transmission of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Post-doctoral research fellow focusing on human genomics.
PhD student. My current research interest focusses on understanding the role human genes (specifically HLA class I genes) have on HIV and TB disease.
PhD student. Research interests on development of the NGS assembly, phylogenetic analsysis, software developer, configuration Windows/Linux servers maintenance and continuous integration servers.
My research interests focus on human genetic diseases.
Post-doctoral researcher fellow. Research interests in HIV-1 genomics and drug resistance.
Senior grants and contract manager at KRISP.
Dr Aquillah Kanzi is a post-doctoral research fellow at KRISP and works within the Bioinformatics and Genetics Unit.
PhD Student at KRISP working on genomic analysis of viral outbreaks. I am Khulekani Khanyile, holding a Master’s degree in Genetics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Through my MSC studies, I contributed three scientific publications to the international scientific community.
Post-doctoral researcher fellow. Research interests in epidemiology, health services, and health economics, focusing on HIV/TB prevention among adolescents and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa
Completed a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship and PhD at LSHTM, U.K. Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialist with interests in HIV & TB drug resistance, epidemiology and clinical management
Senior Scientific Grants Manager at KRISP.
PhD/MSc student. Research interests in viromics, bioinformatics and mathematics.
My PhD focuses on the social, ethical and legal issues associated with using pathogen data to link infections, in particular, using phylogenetic analysis results as evidence to prove HIV transmission
Masters in Medical Sciences (MMedSci) student. My current research focus is in the field of human genomics, more specifically Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) genes. My research interests include epigenetic regulation as well as viral genomics.
Completed her MSc in 2014. Currently at Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies.
Masters in Medical Sciences student. My present research is in host genetics and virology, with focus on Human Leukocyte Antigen (specifically HLA-B) expression levels and its association with HIV disease outcomes.
My work focus on host factors associating with HIV disease, with special interest on the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) genes. I am also very interested epigenetics techniques such as CRISPR and DNA methylation.
San James is Pursuing a PhD in Medicine, Majoring in Virology and a Bioinformatics Research Associate at the Kwazulu Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP). Research interests are in the areas of Bioinformatics Software and Pipelines Development, Next Generation Sequence Data Management and Analysis, and High Performance Computing for Data Intensive Projects
Masters student. I have interests in Virology, host genetics and immunology. My current work involves identifying transcription factors that regulate HLA-A gene expression in order to form therapies against HIV. I also have an interest in laboratory techniques such as CRISPR and ChIP sequencing.
Molecular techniques in infectious disease diagnostics, HIV drug resistance
I am a PhD Student in Medicine (Virology), originally from Mauritius. My research interests revolve around the use of technology and innovative solutions to help relieve some of the burden of diseases in Africa.
Senior Lecturer: School of Nursing and Public Health, UKZN. Research interest is in social epidemiology, focusing on health services strengthening and social determinants of HIV, TB and mental health in sub-Saharan Africa.
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Public Health, UKZN. Multi-disciplinary research interests, including sociology, epidemiology, statistics, and demography.
My main area of interest is the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 in the Southern African region.
Dr Laura M. Yates is a Clinical Genetics Specialist at KRISP and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of KwaaZulu-Natal. Her research interests are in developmental and renal genetics, and teratology.
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).