Genomics in Africa: KRISP, Africa CDC & Illumina support INS Mozambique with hands-on lab training

Authors: Nalia Ismael, Tulio de Oliveira and Jennifer Giandhari - 2021-06-19

Summary: 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. Nalia Ismael from the Instituto Nacional de Sa˙de (INS) de Mozambique spends two weeks at KRISP labs at UKZN to receive training generating whole genomes of SARS-CoV-2. Training includes all of the processes from RNA extraction, amplification, sequencing, and analysis. This is a collaboration between KRISP/CERI with Africa CDC to expand training in Africa.


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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