About Dr. Maryam Fish

maryam.fish@gmail.com +27 (0) 31 260 4898


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)


Transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 within-host diversity in two major hospital outbreaks in South Africa.
San JE, Ngcapu S, Kanzi AM, Tegally H, Fonseca V, Giandhari J, Wilkinson E, Nelson CW, Smidt W, Kiran AM, Chimukangara B, Pillay S, Singh L, Fish M, Gazy I, Martin DP, Khanyile K, Lessells R, de Oliveira T., Virus Evolution (2021), 7(1):veab041. doi: 10.1093/ve/veab041. eCollection 2021 Jan:.

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, IJID (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.11.128:.

News Section from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites


Social media helped scientists with coronavirus - Independent on Saturday - 2020-02-15

KRISP 2020 - Strategy Meeting - KRISP News - 2019-11-29

Advancing scientific education on the African continent - Thermo Fisher Market Place - 2018-09-07


Blogs from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites

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