KRISP Newsletter Apr/May 2020: Highlight our work on the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This issue's highlights are:
- Science: KRISP has produced most of the COVID-19 viral genomes in South Africa
- Seminars: Big Data & COVID-19 seminars streamed online to 1000s participants & live on SABC. Full videos available at YouTube!
- News: KRISP Scientific News coverage in over 30 newspapers and TVs.
- The Guardian: There is no magic bullet: the town that turned the tide against HIV. Lessons learned in Eshowe are being used against coronavirus.
- Big Data: KRISP & UKZN Big Data COVID-19 consortium provide analysis to our government and launch a fund-raising campaign.
- Publication: Migration and maternal mortality among HIV-positive postpartum women: A population-based longitudinal study.
- Publication: New Genomes from The Congo Basin Expand History of CRF01_AE Origin and Dissemination
- Publications: Priorities among HIV-positive individuals for tuberculosis preventive therapies
- Publications: Current Affairs of Microbial Genome-Wide Association Studies: Approaches, Bottlenecks and Analytical Pitfalls
- Fundraising: Support South Africa's COVID-19 Scientists on the Frontline
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: 2020-05-05