BioAfrica team has evolved to become the
KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP)
KRISP now presents the research, software
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.
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.
Integrating Assisted Partner Services and Phylogenetics for HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention in Nairobi
KRISP Talks by
Dr. Aliza Monroe-Wise, University of Washington, 16 November 2017 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!
Real-time genomic epidemiology for outbreak response: Lessons and insights from the 2014-2016 Ebola virus epidemic
KRISP Talks by
Prof. Andrew Rambaut, Edinburgh University, 15 November 2017 (15:00 - 16:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!
Five (5) KRISP positions open in Durban! Grants Manager, Office Admin, Molecular Technologist, DNA Data & Laboraroty Quality administrators.
KRISP staff are based in a state of the art building in Durban and have access to fast advancing technologies such as genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and epidemiology.
Improving the estimation of temporal trends in HIV incidence by calibrating agent-based simulation models to multiple data sources
KRISP Talks by
Dr. Wim Delva, SACEMA (Stellenbosch), 23 October 2017 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!
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.
Hyperbilirubinemia in atazanavir-treated human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: the impact of the UGT1A1*28 allele. Naidoo A, Naidoo K, Ramsuran V, Reddy M, Padayatchi N, Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine (2017), :doi: 10.2147/PGPM.S146787.
Rates of virological suppression and drug resistance in adult HIV-1-positive patients attending primary healthcare facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Hunt GM, Dokubo EK, Takuva S, de Oliveira T, Ledwaba J, Dube N, Moodley P, Sabatier J, Deyde V, Morris L, Raizes E, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2017), :https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkx252.
Automated profiling of the human virome from raw metagenomic data. Moosa Y, Vilsker M, Vanden Eyden E, Fonseca V, Nooij S, Deforche K, de Oliveira T, Virus Evolution (2017), : doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.033.
Persistent circulation of highly divergent HIV-1M lineages in the Congo Basin Region. Tongo M, Dorfman JR, de Oliveira T, Martin DP, Virus Evolution (2017), :doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.039.
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