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

2018-01-19
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.


2018-01-04
KRISP Papers

Science Editorial: Inhibiting natural killer cells in AIDS

The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene complex varies enormously among individuals and helps explain individual variation in immunity to infectious diseases. Ramsuran et al. (Science 2018) examined data from almost 10,000 HIV infections.


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.


2017-12-15
KRISP Papers

Science TM Editorial: Status is not everything

Many parameters are examined to try to understand HIV transmission in endemic areas. Tanser et al. (Science TM 2017) use longitudinal population-based data from rural South Africa to show that population viral load indices incorporating geographical location and local HIV prevalence can be used to infer HIV transmission potential.


2017-12-14

Scientists develop new prediction methods for HIV infection rates

The Mercury, 14 December 2017, KwaZulu-Natal-based medical research organisations have developed an improved method to accurately predict where the highest rate of new HIV infections will likely occur in a community. Press coverage of our KRISP paper by Tanser et al. (Science TM 2017)


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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.

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.

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.

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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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