K-RITH and Africa Centre have joined to form a new interdisciplinary institute, called the Africa Health Research Institute. Click here to read more.



The scientific discovery process is infectious, and getting students hooked early is one of the aims of the K-RITH Mycobacterial Genetics Course. Now in its eighth year, the course sets a group of University of KwaZulu-Natal students working to identify unique bacteriophages at the Westville campus during the June/July holidays. Put simply, a bacteriophage is


The emergence of drug resistance is threatening the control of tuberculosis in South Africa and other parts of the world. Researchers from K-RITH and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have traced the roots of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) to the late 1950s. Their findings, published in the journal PLOS


K-RITH postdoctoral research fellow Dirk Lamprecht, PhD student Akeem Ngomu and Masters students Kashmeel Maharaj and Chanelle McArthur all won accolades at the recent UKZN College of Health Sciences Research Symposium. Held at the K-RITH Tower Building on 10 and 11 September, the symposium featured a total of 131 presentations (46 posters and 85 orals).


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