KRISP Newsletter - April 2018: KRISP, FioCruz & Oxford, reversing brain drain & scientific excellence, Nature paper, sparking innovation...
KRISP partner with FioCruz and Oxford on real-time outbreak analysis, reversing brain drain and achieving scientific excellence, Nature paper, KRISP talks and innovation events arising
This issue's highlights are:
Brain gain: Reversing Brain drain and achieving scientific excellence in Africa: This vision is starting to pay off with ten manuscripts in Nature, Science and Lancet journals!
Publication: Renewing Felsenstein's phylogenetic bootstrap in the era of big data. Nature (2018)
Partnership: KRISP team goes to Brazil to work with FioCruz & Oxford on Yellow Fever Outbreak
News: An era of both peril and promise: The impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Sunday Tribune coverage of SPARK Innovation Breakfast
Innovation: Durban SPARK Innovation Breakfast - Intellectual Property (IP) & Patents, 2 May 2018
KRISP Talks: Integrating Computer-Aided Drug Design into Infectious Disease Drug Discovery, 9 May 2018
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 hosted 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: 2018-05-01