INTRODUCTION

BioAfrica presents the research, software and publications of Prof. Tulio de Oliveira and members of his research group.

Research group is based at Doris Duke Medical Research Institute (DDMRI) at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences (CHS), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Many of our researchers have fellowships and/or honorary positions at the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Durban, South Africa. Bioinformatics servers are kindly mantained by the South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa.






SPOTLIGHT


UNAIDS


CAPRISA, UKZN & MRC Flagship


Nature



NEWS

2016-11-22
UNAIDS

UNAIDS Report 2016 - Get on the Fast-Track - The life-cycle approach to HIV

In this report, UNAIDS is announcing that 18.2 million people now have access to HIV treatment. The Fast-Track response is working. Increasing treatment coverage is reducing AIDS-related deaths among adults and children. But the life-cycle approach, which highlight our phylogenetics manuscript in Lancet HIV, has to include more than just treatment.


2016-11-22
Reuters

More than 18 million on HIV treatment, a million more than 2015: UNAIDS 2016 Report

More than 18 million people now have access to life-saving AIDS treatment, 1.2 million more than at the end of last year, the United Nations said on Monday. With detailed data showing some of the many complexities of the HIV epidemic, the report found that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives. It called for 'life-cycle; approach to offer help and prevention measures for everyone at every stage of life.


2016-10-06
AWACC

10th Annual Workshop on Advanced Clinical Care - AIDS (AWACC)

This AWACC annual workshop is in the 10th edition and it is organized as a joint effort of the Centre for AIDS research (CFAR) of Harvard Medical School, SATuRN, CAPRISA, UKZN and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. AWACC objecitve is to translate the latest evidence-based research and apply best practice models of care into good clinical practice, specifically for resource constrained areas.


2016-10-01
SATuRN

SATuRN Newsletter, 3rd quarter, 2016: SATuRN/CAPRISA, Rural vs Urban resistance levels, PhD fellowships, AWACC workshop

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about the work of SATuRN. In this third 2016 issue of our newsletter we have included interesting news, blogs, reports, tweets, publications and training information produced by our network. We hope you enjoy it and find it informative. We welcome any feedback about content or format.


2016-09-23
SASBi & SAGS

4th Joint Congress of the South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi) and the South African Genetics Society (SAGS)

The biennial SASBi and SAGS congresses are the premier national scientific meetings on bioinformatics and genetics in South Africa. In total, 187 participats delivered 40 oral presentations and 65 posters in SASBi-SAGS-2016. This congress provided an exciting opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in both disciplines, and to network with members of the two societies and with leading international scientists.


MORE NEWS


PUBLICATIONS

Microbial genome-wide association studies: lessons from human GWAS.
Power RA, Parkhill J, de Oliveira T, Nature Reviews Genetics (2016), nrg.2016.132:doi:10.1038/nrg.2016.132.

Genome-Wide Association Study of HIV Whole Genome Sequences Validated using Drug Resistance.
Power RA, Davaniah S, Derache A, Wilkinson E, Tanser F, Gupta RK, Pillay D, de Oliveira T, PLoS One (2016), 11(9):e0163746.

Contribution of Gag and Protease to HIV-1 Phenotypic Drug Resistance in Pediatric Patients Failing Protease Inhibitor-Based Therapy.
Giandhari J, Basson AE, Sutherland K, Parry CM, Cane PA, Coovadia A, Kuhn L, Hunt G, Morris L, Antimicrob Agents Chemother. (2016), 60(4):2248-56.

Comprehensive Characterization of HIV-1 Molecular Epidemiology and Demographic History in the Brazilian Region Most Heavily Affected by AIDS.
Graf T, Fritsch HM, de Medeiros RM, Junqueira DM, Almeida SEM, Pinto AR , Journal of Virology (2016), 90(18):8160-8168.

Analysis of Viral Diversity in Relation to the Recency of HIV-1C Infection in Botswana.
Moyo S, Vandormael A, Wilkinson E, Engelbrecht S, Gaseitsiwe S, Kotokwe, KP, Musonda R, Tanser F, Essex M, Novitsky V, de Oliveira T, PLoS One (2016), 11(8):DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0160649.

MORE PUBLICATIONS


VIDEO

The engine that drives high HIV-1 transmission to young woman. CAPRISA keynote session at AIDS 2016

By: Anthony Fauci, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, David Khanyile, Tulio de Oliveira, Salim Abdool Karim


 

 The engine that drives high HIV-1 transmission to young woman. CAPRISA keynote session at AIDS 2016




 

 Completion of a world-class genomics lab at Africa Centre/UKZN, Durban, South Africa - Part III




 

 WTAC & UKZN Genomics Laboratory Construction - Video Diary Part II




More video


RESEARCH GROUP

Benjamin Chimukangara

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Nicolette Crozier

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Prof. Tulio de Oliveira

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Dr. Jennifer Giandhari

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Dr. Tiago Graf

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Dr. Yumna Moosa

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Dr. Yumna Moosa

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Farirai Mutenherwa

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Dr. Andrew Tomita

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Dr. Alain Vandormael

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Dr. Eduan Wilkinson

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CURRENT AND PREVIOUS MEMBERS



BLOG



Megan Druce

Megan Druce: from Cum Laude MSc to a Scholarship for a PhD in Germany...


Sthembiso Msweli

Sthembiso Msweli: from Hlabisa to MSc and Further Promoted to Laboratory Manager...


Megan Druce, Zandile Sibisi & Sthembiso Msweli

Experience of 3 UKZN/Africa Centre students at the 7-week national bioinformatics workshop 2015



OTHERS & TWITTER

Megan Druce: from Cum Laude MSc to a Scholarship for a PhD in Germany...

Megan Druce - 2016-04-18



Sthembiso Msweli: from Hlabisa to MSc and Further Promoted to Laboratory Manager...

Sthembiso Msweli - 2016-04-17



Experience of 3 UKZN/Africa Centre students at the 7-week national bioinformatics workshop 2015

Megan Druce, Zandile Sibisi & Sthembiso Msweli - 2015-04-23



Tale of 4 Cities in outlining researcher's strive towards a cure for HIV

Siva Danaviah - 2014-10-14



Massive Open Online Courses: Huge potential for bioinformatics education

Rachael Dellar - 2014-10-13



First impressions of a South African student working in Geneva as part of Swiss South Africa Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP)

Megan Druce - 2014-10-07



HIV, TB and Malaria Molecular Diagnostics Workshop, Harare, Zimbabwe 2014

Justen Manasa - 2014-10-06



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