HPP Biennial Scientific Retreat 2010


19th Oct till the 22nd



We anticipate that this retreat will enhance the research productivity and build capacity here at the DDMRI in the following ways:

1.  Enable students and scientists to receive independent critique and input into the on-going research projects.

2.  Provide feedback on the strengths and weakness of our program as currently constituted.

3.  Assist in the development of the strategic vision of the HPP program

4.  Identify new opportunities for international collaborations and the development of new technologies at HPP.


Distinguished guests:

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard Steering committee and researchers, Oxford University scientists, Australian Monash University in Melbourne scientists, University of Nairobi,  and various local South African scientists


Keynote speakers:

Prof. Laurie Glimcher, Prof. Sharon Lewin, Prof. Walter Jaoko


Time of departure:

2pm on the 19th, return by 4pm on the 22nd 



Mondazur San Lameer Resort



From King Shaka International to Nelson R. Mandela Medical School (Glastonbury Road)

From King Shaka International to Mondazur San Lameer Resort


Dress Code:

Casual, with bathing suit and sport wear for beach activities, something warm for the evenings



Mid-October- Mid February, is hot sunny weather, often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly.






South African Rand



- The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ.

- Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins. If an adaptor is called for, consider bringing one with you


Hotel parking:

R20 per day



Please bring I.Ds/Passports for hotel room check-in


Contact details:

Dr. Marianne Mureithi (mureith@ukzn.ac.za)

Prof. Thumbi Ndung'u (ndungu@ukzn.ac.za)

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