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
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.