NGS-SA: News about our genomics, epidemiology and surveillance work on COVID-19

CERI: Why genomic sequencing is crucial in COVID-19 response

WHO - 2021-10-04

Cape Town - In December 2020, South Africa detected the Beta variant and in May 2021 the Delta variant, thanks to robust genomic surveillance. Professor Tulio De Oliveira, a renowned bioinformatician who identified the Beta variant, explains the criticality of genomic sequencing. Professor...

CERI: Realizing the Potential of Pathogen Genomics in Africa

Illumina - 2021-09-30

The launch of a new genomics facility, CERI, in South Africa bolsters the continentís epidemic and pandemic public health response

Unethical? Unnecessary? The COVID-19 vaccine booster debate intensifies

Science - 2021-08-27

As United States reveals its plan to offer an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine, equity and scientific questions abound

SARS-CoV-2 whole-genome sequencing training using Illumina for the Mozambican Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS)

Africa CDC - 2021-06-19

A senior scientist from the Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS) de Mozambique spent two weeks at KRISP labs at UKZN to receive training generating whole genomes of SARS-CoV-2.

Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - In collaboration with Africa CDC and African Union

Africa CDC - 2021-06-16

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI have started a Webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data in Africa.