K-RITH has teamed up with Neotel and IBM to significantly increase its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband services. The project will see the implementation of a fully comprehensive ICT disaster recovery plan and supporting infrastructure, which includes the establishment of a physical disaster recovery environment in Neotel’s data centre in Midrand, Gauteng.
K-RITH Investigator AdrieSteyn and post-doctoral research fellows Dirk Lamprecht and Adam Yadon presented at the 2ndH3-D Symposium that took place in Zambia from 27-29 August 2014. Drug discovery scientists and clinicians all working on drugs to combat TB infection attended the conference from Africa and across the globe.
K-RITH Assistant Investigator, Dr. Alex Sigal has initiated a rolling part-time, paid work experience programme for current undergraduate science students. The students, who have to apply for the position and undergo a rigorous selection process are actively involved in the work of his lab at K-RITH and are required to perform useful laboratory tasks.
Research Associate, Emily Wong, won best Staff Oral Presentation at the UKZN College of Health Sciences Research Symposium that took place at the K-RITH Tower Building earlier this month. Emily, who has recently been awarded a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund/American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, was one of 17 other K-RITH researchers who attended the two-day Symposium.
Associate Professor, Muazzam Jacobs, will speak on 'Tumour Necrosis Factor Receptor (TNF-TNFR) interaction - a critical requirement for host immune protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection' for the September K-RITH Seminar Series.
Professor Lynn Morris, Chief Specialist Scientist and head of the HIV Virology laboratories within the Centre of HIV & STI’s at NICD will be speaking on 'Prospects for an antibody-based HIV vaccine' at the August K-RITH Seminar.