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.
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.
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.