Mlungisi Thabiso Dlamini

PhD Research Fellow. Research interests in TB genomics and transmission of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Telephone: +27 (0) 79 375 3278


Mlungisi Thabiso Dlamini joined KRISP in January 2017 as a PhD Research Fellow under the mentorship of Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, as part of the CAPRISA Professional Development Programme (PDP). He holds a Masters degree in Medical Science (Medical Microbiology) where he was investigating the role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis curli pili (MTP) in inducing host immune response in pulmonary epithelial cells using RNA-sequencing. His PhD work focuses on the application of next-generation sequencing to identify known and novel drug resistance-conferring mutations in the whole genome of drug-resistant M. tuberculosis strains with an aim of formulating improved strategies to reduce the development and spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal.


PhD Research Fellow: KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), University of KwaZulu-Natal.

NRF-DST PDP Research Fellow: Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Master of Medical Science (Medical Microbiology), Department of Medical Microbiology, University of KwaZulu-Natal (2016).

Bachelor of Medical Science Honours (Medical Microbiology), Department of Medical Microbiology, University of KwaZulu-Natal (2013).

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Cell Biology), University of KwaZulu-Natal (2012).

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Krisp - a next generation DNA sequencing research centre opens in Durban, South Africa - eTV news

Author: Tulio de Oliveira, Veron Ramsuran, Nicolette Crozier, Zandile Sibisi, Marcel Tongo, Benjamin Chimukangara, Thabiso Dlamini - Date: 2017-07-24

Krisp at South African eTV channel evenning news

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bioafrica - News Section from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites


Durban at the forefront of DNA research - KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform - KRISP

KRISP News - 2017-07-15

By Arthi Gopi, Independent on Saturday Newspaper - KRISP atrracts the brightest - Durban is leading the way in DNA research, having attracted some of the brightest minds in the science field, in a new state-of-the-art lab in the city.

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