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


KRISP Papers


Why KRISP?


KRISP Papers

PREVIOUS SPOTLIGHTS


NEWS

2018-02-01
KRISP Newsletter

KRISP Newsletter - Jan 2018: news, innovations, publications and training events

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about the work of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), which is a Platform of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa. In the first edition of 2018, we bring you the Durban Spark Innovation Breakfast, news coverage of our Science paper and info about training events.


2018-01-26
KRISP Talks

Effect of DNA methylation on HIV disease

KRISP Talks by Dr. Veron Ramsuran, KRISP, UKZN & CAPRISA, 26 January 2018 (15:00 - 16:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


2018-01-24
KRISP News

Our Paper on Green Environment & Depression Selected as One of the 20 Most Influential Conservation Ecology Papers of 2017 by F1000!

F1000 has produced another retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2017 as assessed by experts in the field. The manuscript by Tomita, Vandormael et al. Lancet Planetary Health 2017 on green environment and depression made this influencial list...


2018-01-19
KRISP News

Science Discovery: Biomarkers for HIV treatment

Mercury Reporter, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 19 Jan 2018: Scientists led an in ternational research team which discovered new genetic markers that identify why the onset of Aids appears to occur so quickly in some people after they are infected with HIV The study published in the journal Science (Ramsuran et al. Science 2018), sheds new light on how specific human genes can lead to a faster deterioration for people living with HIV who are not on treatment.


2018-01-19
KRISP News

SA study reveals important link between genes and Aids

HIV/AIDS researchers have never understood why people infected with HIV developed Aids at different times? but now they suspect that it all has to do with their genes. A study by South African and US researchers (Ramsuran et al. Science 2018) has shed new light on how specific genes in people can lead to the faster progression of Aids-related illnesses in people living with HIV who are not on treatment.


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PUBLICATIONS

Elevated HLA-A expression impairs HIV control through inhibition of NKG2A-expressing cells.
Ramsuran V, Vivek Naranbhai, Amir Horowitz, Ying Qi, Maureen P. Martin, Yuko Yuki, Xiaojiang Gao, Victoria Walker-Sperling, Gregory Q. Del Prete, Douglas K. Schneider, Jeffrey D. Lifson, Jacques Fellay, Steven G. Deeks, Jeffrey N. Martin, James J. Goedert, Steven M. Wolinsky, Nelson L. Michael, Gregory D. Kirk, Susan Buchbinder, David Haas, Thumbi Ndung'u, Philip Goulder, Peter Parham, Bruce D. Walker, Jonathan M. Carlson and Mary Carrington, Science (2018), 359:86-90.

Green environment and incident depression in South Africa: a geospatial analysis and mental health implications in a resource-limited setting.
Tomita A, Vandormael AM, Cuadros D, Di Minin E, Heikinheimo V, Tanser F, Slotow R, Burns JK, Lancet Planetary Health (2017), 1:152?62.

Effect of population viral load on prospective HIV incidence in a hyperendemic rural African community.
Tanser F, Vandormael A, Cuadros D, Phillips AN, de Oliveira T, Tomita A, Barnighausen T, Pillay D, Science Translational Medicine (2017), 9:eaam8012.

Highlights of the second ISCB Student Council Symposium in Africa, 2017.
Rafael CN, Ashano E, Moosa Y, Shome S, DeBlasio D, F1000 Research (2017), 6(ISCB Comm J):2183 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.13463.1).

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.

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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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