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.
I've been previously employed as a Scientist Technician in two national institutions, the Agricultural Research Council and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (ARC). And I'm now with KwaZulu-Natal Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), working on a PhD project, while learning new technologies, and also providing support to research and development within KRISP.
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:.
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, Genes (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/genes11080949:11(8), 949.
Impact of pretreatment low-abundance HIV-1 drug-resistant variants on virological failure among HIV-1/TB-co-infected individuals.
Chimukangara B, Giandhari J, Lessells J, Yende-Zuma N, Sartorius B, Samuel R, Khanyile KS, Stray-Pedersen B, Moodley P, Metzner KJ, Padayatchi N, Naidoo K, de Oliveira T, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2020), 75, 11:33193326, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa343.
High Resolution analysis of Transmission Dynamics of Sars-Cov-2 in Two Major Hospital Outbreaks in South Africa Leveraging Intrahost Diversity.
San EJ, Ngcapu S, Kanzi A, Tegally H, Fonseca V, Giandhari J, Wilkinson E, Chimukangara B, Pillay S, Singh L, Fish M, Gazy I, Khanyile KS, Lessells R, de Oliveira T, medRxiv (2020), https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.11.15.20231993:.
Whats unique about the bodys response to the 501Y.V2 variant? Find out - Bhekisisa - 2021-03-12
Two manuscripts featured in the Lancet website front webpage on AIDS day. - The Lancet - 2016-12-01
How a team of scientists worked tirelessly to help the COVID-19 response in Africa - YouTube - 2020-08-23
Coronavirus war room launched at UKZN with KRISP support in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - YouTube - 2020-03-05
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).