We do it...
We dream big but prioritise to respond to the most pressing problems...

We are a consortium of scientists, clinicians and public health officials. We build in our successful experience of the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) with like minded people who do generate ideas and realize them.

The first phase of the CERI is supported by many of Africa’s most influential and respected scientific organisations: the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Stellenbosch University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). In the second phase, we may incorporate the other members of NGS-SA, which includes the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of the Free State (UFS), National Laboratory Health Systems (NHLS) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).


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We are currently looking for the most bright minds that are inspired to our cause. We want to make a difference and want people than can make a difference.


Meet Our Team

Our team of scientists  have experience in finance, economics, taxation, government regulation, marketing, sales and many other.

Prof. Tulio de Oliveira
My research interests concentrate on viral evolution under selection pressure created in the transmission, acquisition, and drug escape processes. A particular point of interest is on the study of viruses's origins and the effect of the network of transmissions in the spread of epidemics in Africa and other continents. I also enjoy developing bioinformatics software applications and running a next-generation sequencing (NGS) and innovation research centre.

Vagner Fonseca
Research interests on development of the NGS assembly, phylogenetic analsysis, software developer, configuration Windows/Linux servers maintenance and continuous integration servers.

Dr. Jennifer Giandhari
Post-doctoral researcher fellow. Research interests in HIV-1 genomics and drug resistance.

Suzette Grobler
Senior grants and contract manager at KRISP.

Dr. Richard Lessells
Completed a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship and PhD at LSHTM, U.K. Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialist with interests in HIV & TB drug resistance, epidemiology and clinical management

Dr Yeshnee Naidoo
Main interest is HIV Drug resistance is South Africa and translational research to implement activities designed to make precision medicine technologies available to public.

Sureshnee Pillay
Completed her MSc in 2014. Currently at Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies.

Emmanuel James San
San James is Pursuing a PhD in Medicine, Majoring in Virology and a Bioinformatics Research Associate at the Kwazulu Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP). Research interests are in the areas of Bioinformatics Software and Pipelines Development, Next Generation Sequence Data Management and Analysis, and High Performance Computing for Data Intensive Projects

Houriiyah Tegally

I am a PhD Student in Medicine (Virology), originally from Mauritius. My research interests revolve around the use of technology and innovative solutions to help relieve some of the burden of diseases in Africa.

Dr. Eduan Wilkinson
My main area of interest is the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 in the Southern African region.