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I joined the KRISP team as a post-doctoral research fellow in 2018. I completed my PhD at the University of Cape Town in 2016. The focus of my PhD was cardiovascular genetics. I am now working on multiple human genomic assays in the KRISP lab.
Post-doctoral fellow: College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa.
PhD in Medicine (Cardiovascular Genetics) – University of Cape Town (2016)
MSc in Medicine (Cardiovascular Genetics) – University of Cape Town (2010)
BSc (Med) Honours in Human Genetics – University of Cape Town (2008)
BSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology (Genetics and Physiology) – University of Cape Town (2007)
Whole Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2: Adapting Illumina Protocols for Quick and Accurate Outbreak Investigation During a Pandemic.
Pillay S, Giandhari J, Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Chimukangara B, Lessells R, Mattison S, Moosa Y, Gazy I, Fish M, Singh L, Khanyile KS, Fonseca V, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, de Oliveira T, bioRxiv pre-print (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.10.144212:.
Early transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa: An epidemiological and phylogenetic report.
Giandhari J, Pillay S, Wilkinson E, Tegally H, Sinayskiy I, Schuld M, Lourenço J, Chimukangara B, Lessells R, Moosa Y, Gazy I, Fish M, Singh L, Khanyile KS, Fonseca V, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, Petruccione F, de Oliveira T, medRxiv pre-print (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.29.20116376:.
A Lockdown may Have Averted 20,000 Deaths, Says Bio-Information Expert - Eye Witness News - 2020-05-14
KRISP is Helping the Response to Coronavirus in Africa. See our activities and please support us... - KRISP News - 2020-03-17
KRISP open a CRISPR-Cas9 laboratory with Thermo Fisher Scientific in South Africa - KRISP News - 2020-03-05
Social media helped scientists with coronavirus - Independent on Saturday - 2020-02-15
KRISP Newsletter Dec 2019: Conservation Genomics and big decline in the overall HIV incidence rate in northern KZN! - KRISP Newsletter - 2019-12-10
KRISP Newsletter Dec 2019: Conservation Genomics and big decline in the overall HIV incidence rate in northern KZN! - KRISP Newsletter - 2019-12-07
KRISP 2020 - Strategy Meeting - KRISP News - 2019-11-29
HIV-1 genotyping service in Africa: rapid, reliable, and cost-effective - KRISP & Thermo Fisher - 2019-07-01
Capillary Electrophoresis (i.e. Sanger Sequencing) Workshop II, Durban, South Africa, 27-28 June 2019 - KRISP Education - 2019-06-26
Capillary Electrophoresis (i.e. Sanger Sequencing) Training Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 24-25 June 2019 - KRISP Education - 2019-06-25
KRISP Newsletter May/June 2019: KRISP participation in BIO 2019, the largest biotechnology innovation convention in the world - KRISP Newsletter - 2019-06-20
UKZN secures grant for joint study into mental health - Witness - 2019-06-11
KRISP among the first awards of The African Academy of Sciences and Royal Society £25M FLAIR scheme - Royal Society - 2019-04-06
KRISP & Thermo Fisher Scientific complete their 5th STEM training workshop in Africa - KRISP News - 2019-03-31
DNA Sequencing Fragment Analysis (i.e Microsatellite) Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 28-29 March 2019 - KRISP Education - 2019-03-28
Capillary Electrophoresis (i.e. Sanger Sequencing) Training Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 24-25 March 2019 - KRISP Education - 2019-03-25
KRISP Talks: Dr. Maryam Fish, Cancer Genomics at KRISP, Friday, 15 March 2019 - KRISP Talks - 2019-03-15
KRISP & Thermo qPCR Solutions for Infectious Disease Seminar - KRISP Talks - 2018-12-11
KRISP Join Thermo Fisher Scientific to creates a STEM education program in South Africa - KRISP & Thermo Scientific - 2018-10-01
Advancing scientific education on the African continent - Thermo Fisher Market Place - 2018-09-07
Thermo Fisher Scientific in conjunction with KRISP, cordially invite you to a genetics solutions application seminar - 8 Aug 2018 - KRISP & Thermo Fisher - 2018-08-08
KRISP Cautions about Intellectual Property when Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship - KRISP News - 2018-05-24
4th Durban Spark Innovation breakfast meeting - 2nd May, Durban, South Africa - KRISP News - 2018-05-02
KRISP team goes to Brazil to work with FioCruz & Oxford on Yellow Fever Outbreak - KRISP News - 2018-04-27
Human Genome, S5Ion Sequencing & Women in Science in Africa - YouTube - 2019-03-31
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).