INTRODUCTION

BioAfrica team has evolved to become the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP)

KRISP now presents the research, software and publications of Prof. Tulio de Oliveira and members of his research group.

KRISP is based at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. We are also associated to the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI). Bioinformatics servers are kindly mantained by the South African Medical Research Council (MRC). Please use KRISP website to get information on our research. The Bioafrica.net will be maintained for historical reasons for the next couple of years.



Positions and jobs at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), Durban, South Africa


SPOTLIGHT


Why KRISP?


KRISP Newsletter


KRISP News

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NEWS

2017-12-31
Why KRISP?

Why KRISP? KRISP challenges the status quo to create a scientific environment in South Africa that drives innovations & reverses the brain drain.

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UKZN have signed an agreement for the establishment of KRISP - the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform.


2017-12-05
KRISP News

Even with easy access to ARVs, only one in three HIV-positive people will seek them

By Katharine Child, 05 December 2017. SA's policy to reduce HIV infections is to do what the UN recommends, which is to get 90% of people tested, 90% of HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals and 90% of those on treatment taking it properly so they are not infectious. This will ultimately decrease the rate of new infections...


2017-12-02
KRISP News

South Africans with HIV miss out on the benefits of early treatment due to a fear of stigma

By Linda Nordling, 2 December 2017, Quartz Africa. Antiretrovirals 'the drugs used to keep HIV in check' don't only prevent people from getting AIDS; they also keep virus levels low, making those taking them less likely to pass the infection to others.


2017-12-01
KRISP News

Rising levels of HIV drug resistance

HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10% in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to the largest meta-analysis to date on HIV drug resistance.


2017-12-01
KRISP News

HIV drug resistance is on the rise, notes research

Drug resistance in HIV is rising to more than 10% in people with HIV who are preparing to start (or re-start) first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to a recently published meta-analysis.


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PUBLICATIONS

HIV-1 drug resistance before initiation or re-initiation of first-line antiretroviral therapy in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis.
Ravindra K Gupta, John Gregson, Neil Parkin, Hiwot Haile-Selassie, Amilcar Tanuri, Liliana Andrade Forero, Pontiano Kaleebu, Christine Watera, Avelin Aghokeng, Nicholus Mutenda, Janet Dzangare, San Hone, Zaw Zaw Hang, Judith Garcia, Zully Garcia, Paola Marchorro, Enrique Beteta, Amalia Giron, Raph Hamers, Seth Inzaule, Lisa M Frenkel, Michael H Chung, de Oliveira T, Deenan Pillay, Kogie Naidoo, Ayesha Kharsany, Ruthiran Kugathasan, Teresa Cutino, Gillian Hunt, Santiago Avila Rios, Meg Doherty, Michael R Jordan, Silvia Bertagnolio, Lancet Infectious Diseases (2017), :http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30702-8.

Universal test and treat and the HIV epidemic in rural South Africa: a phase 4, open-label, community cluster randomised trial.
Iwuji CC, Orne-Gliemann J, Larmarange J, Balestre E, Thiebaut R, Tanser F, Okesola N, Makowa T, Dreyer J, Herbst K, McGrath N, Barnighausen T, Boyer S, de Oliveira T, Rekacewicz C, Bazin B, Newell ML, Pillay D, Dabis F, for the ANRS 12249 TasP Study Group, Lancet HIV (2017), :http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(17)30205-9.

Longitudinal trends in the prevalence of detectable HIV viremia: Population-based evidence from rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Vandormael A, Barnighausen T, Herbeck J, Tomita A, Phillips A, Pillay D, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, Clin Infect Dis. (2017), :doi: 10.1093/cid/cix976.

High percentage of undiagnosed HIV cases within a hyperendemic South African community: a population-based study.
Vandormael A, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, Barnighausen T, Herbeck JT, J Epidemiol Community Health (2017), :doi: 10.1136/jech-2017-209713.

Impact of point-of-care Xpert MTB/RIF on tuberculosis treatment initiation: a cluster randomised trial.
Lessells RJ, Cooke GS, McGrath N, Nicol MP, Newell ML, Godfrey-Faussett P, Am J Respir Crit Care Med (2017), :doi: 10.1164/rccm.201702-0278OC.

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VIDEO

Krisp - a next generation DNA sequencing research centre opens in Durban, South Africa - eTV news

By: Tulio de Oliveira, Veron Ramsuran, Nicolette Crozier, Zandile Sibisi, Marcel Tongo, Benjamin Chimukangara, Thabiso Dlamini


 

 Krisp - a next generation DNA sequencing research centre opens in Durban, South Africa - eTV news




 

 Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study - Keynote presentation at AIDS 2016.




 

 Completion of a world-class genomics lab at KRISP/UKZN, Durban, South Africa - Part III




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RESEARCH GROUP

Benjamin Chimukangara

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Nicolette Crozier

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Prof. Tulio de Oliveira

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Dr. Jennifer Giandhari

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Dr. Tiago Graf

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Dr. Richard Lessells

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Dr. Yumna Moosa

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Farirai Mutenherwa

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Sureshnee Pillay

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Dr. Veron Ramsuran

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Dr. Andrew Tomita

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Dr. Alain Vandormael

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CURRENT AND PREVIOUS MEMBERS



BLOG



Yumna Moosa

Bioinformaticians are pioneering the future of science


Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran

Meeting of the Swiss, Swedes and South Africans minds


Megan Druce

Megan Druce: from Cum Laude MSc to a Scholarship for a PhD in Germany...



OTHERS & TWITTER

Bioinformaticians are pioneering the future of science

Yumna Moosa - 2017-07-28



Meeting of the Swiss, Swedes and South Africans minds

Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran - 2017-07-25



Megan Druce: from Cum Laude MSc to a Scholarship for a PhD in Germany...

Megan Druce - 2016-04-18



Sthembiso Msweli: from Hlabisa to MSc and Further Promoted to Laboratory Manager...

Sthembiso Msweli - 2016-04-17



Experience of 3 UKZN/Africa Centre students at the 7-week national bioinformatics workshop 2015

Megan Druce, Zandile Sibisi & Sthembiso Msweli - 2015-04-23



Tale of 4 Cities in outlining researcher's strive towards a cure for HIV

Siva Danaviah - 2014-10-14



Massive Open Online Courses: Huge potential for bioinformatics education

Rachael Dellar - 2014-10-13



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