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Decoding the South African Indian Genome for Diabetes and Heart Disease Health Risk

Diabetes is a growing problem in South Africa, but South African Indians are at three times the risk of other race groups. What is more, Diabetes and Ischaemic Heart disease occur at least a decade younger in Indians than in other populations in South Africa. Both … Continue readingDecoding the South African Indian Genome for Diabetes and Heart Disease Health Risk

SAMRC funds KRISP & Oxford to Sequence Children Genomes that are Protected from HIV in Africa

This study plans to sequence and analyze large number of genomes on the African continent for the first time. In addition to identify genetics basis of protection to HIV, this project will set the benchmark for future genomic research in Africa by developing the whole … Continue readingSAMRC funds KRISP & Oxford to Sequence Children Genomes that are Protected from HIV in Africa

New technologies in Africa: Opentrons Robotic Pipetting HackatHon, Durban, 20 July-3 August 2019

Hackathon to code Opentrons pipetting robots for DNA amplicons and libraries for Sanger, Illumina & ONT Minion sequencing. Opentrons are open-source pipetting robots for biologists. Flexible, accessible & affordable lab robots allow life scientists to do more science & less pipetting. Programming of the robots … Continue readingNew technologies in Africa: Opentrons Robotic Pipetting HackatHon, Durban, 20 July-3 August 2019

New Technologies in Africa: A Rapid, Reliable and Cost-effective HIV-1 Genotyping Service

KRISP, Applied Biosystems and Thermo Fisher Scientific collaborate to bring Africa one step closer to realizing the 90-90-90 target by introducing a rapid, reliable and cost-effective HIV-1 genotyping service in Africa. As part of the introduction, we are running a promotion of ZAR800 (US$ 55) … Continue readingNew Technologies in Africa: A Rapid, Reliable and Cost-effective HIV-1 Genotyping Service

New Technologies in Africa: Microbiome and Metagenomics Sequencing with Illumina and Nanopore

We have setup 16S protocols for microbiome analysis and pan-viral metagenomic protocols. Furthermore, we have completed hundreds of projects. This include producing microbiome data from vaginal, gut, faeces, tissues and even lymphnodes samples (including human and animals from Zebras to Zebrafish). We have also pilot … Continue readingNew Technologies in Africa: Microbiome and Metagenomics Sequencing with Illumina and Nanopore

New Technologies in Africa: High-Throughput and Affordable Sanger Sequencing Services in Africa

This equipment has 96 capillaries and it is able to sequence 2,500 amplicons a day. The novel model of the ABI3730xl is part of a new generation of Sanger Sequencers released in 2019. As part of the introduction, we are running a promotion of US$ 1.6 … Continue readingNew Technologies in Africa: High-Throughput and Affordable Sanger Sequencing Services in Africa