KRISP Newsletter - March 2018: Partnership with TIA, DST and SAMRC on a Thought Leadership Workshop in Pretoria, News, Publications and Collaborators

In our third issue of 2018, we would like to bring attention to a partnership with TIA, DST and SAMRC to deliver a Thought Leadership Workshop on Bio-Innovation. We also highlight some of our publications, collaborators and capacity building workshops

KRISP newsletter March 2018

This issue's highlights are:

Innovation: A dire need to cultivate entrepreneurship and innovation in SA

Innovation: Thought Leadership Workshop on Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 10 April 2018, Pretoria

KRISP Talks: Laboratory-free virology research: Computational approaches for evolutionary hypothesis testing, 9 April 2018

Publication: Ethical issues associated with HIV phylogenetics in HIV transmission dynamics research: A review of the literature using the Emanuel Framework

Publication: Spatial clustering of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Hlabisa subdistrict, KwaZulu-Natal, 2011-2015

Partnerships: Training the trainee - KRISP & KZN Science Center workshop on HIV/AIDS knowledge

We hope you enjoy it and find it informative. We welcome any feedback about content or format.

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

KRISP wants to want to challenge the status quo and create a scientific environment in South Africa that drives innovations in global health and reverses the brain drain. A critical function of KRISP will be to make genomics, epigenetics and bioinformatics accessible to academic, industrial and commercial users.

News date: 2018-04-05