INTRODUCTION

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

Research group is based at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. We are also associated to the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI). Bioinformatics servers are kindly mantained by the South African Medical Research Council (MRC).






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NEWS

2016-12-15
BioAfrica & SATuRN

Newsletter, Dec 2016: Ethics & phylogenetics, HIV transmission cycle, UNAIDS Report, Drug resistance increases in Africa

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our research work. In this December 2016 issue of our newsletter, we have included interesting news, blogs, reports, tweets, publications and training information produced by our group.


2016-12-09
Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN

Ethics and Viral Genomics: An Exploration of Ethical Issues Associated with HIV Phylogenetics

This is a half-day interactive workshop, which seeks to explore and deliberate on key ethical issues associated with HIV phylogenetic analysis as applied in our understanding of HIV transmission dynamics, particularly in African settings. Keynote presentations will be followed by plenary discussions led by the speakers.


2016-12-02
The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Time to get serious with HIV-1 resistance in sub-Saharan Africa

In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, John Gregson and colleagues report the results of a meta-analysis investigating HIV-1 drug resistance in 20 studies from sub-Saharan Africa.


2016-12-01
Mercury

Unrelenting spread of HIV amongst Adolescent girls and young women in rural and urban KwaZulu-Natal

By Professor Ayesha Kharsany, December 1, 2016, Durban - Globally, over 1.6 billion people are in the age group 12-24 years, the largest generation of adolescents and young people. However, almost 42% of new HIV infections occur in this age group, nearly 80% of these live in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 70% of these infections occur in adolescent girls and young women. Not only do these adolescent girls and young women have higher rates of HIV, they also acquire infection 5-7 years earlier than their male peers.


2016-12-01
The Lancet

Two manuscripts featured in the Lancet website front webpage on AIDS day.

Two of our recently published manuscripts (de Oliveira et al. Lancet HIV 2016 & Gregson et al Lancet Infectious Diseases 2016) are highlighed in the Lancet website front webpage...


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PUBLICATIONS

HTLV-1aA introduction into Brazil and its association with the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Amoussa AE, Wilkinson E, Giovanetti M, de Almeida Rego FF, Araujo TH, de Souza Goncalves M, de Oliveira T, Alcantara LC, Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2016), 48:doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.12.005.

Spread of yellow fever virus outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2015-16: a modelling study.
Kraemer MUG, Faria NR, Reiner Jr RC, Golding N, Nikolay B, Stasse S, Johansson MA, Salje H, Faye O, Wint GRW, Niedrig M, Shearer FM, Hill SC, Thompson RN, Bisanzio D, Taveira N, Nax HH, Pradelski BSR, Nsoesie EO, Murphy NR, Bogoch II, Khan K, Brownstein JS, Tatem AJ, de Oliveira T, Smith DL, Sall AA, Pybus OG, Hay SI, Cauchemez S, Lancet Infectious Diseases (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30513-8:.

Occult HIV-1 drug resistance to thymidine analogues following failure of first-line tenofovir combined with a cytosine analogue and nevirapine or efavirenz in sub Saharan Africa: a retrospective multi-centre cohort study.
Gregson J, Kaleebu P, Marconi VC, van Vuuren C, Ndembi N, Hamers RL, Kanki P, Hoffmann CJ, Lockman S, Pillay D, de Oliveira T, Clumeck N, Hunt G, Kerschberger B, Shafer RW, Yang C, Raizes E, Kantor R, Gupta RK, Lancet Infectious Diseases (2016), pii: S1473-3099(16)30469-8:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30447-9.

Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study.
de Oliveira T, Kharsany ABM, Graf T, Cawood C, Khanyile D, Grobler A, Puren A, Madurai S, Baxter C, Karim QA, Karim SSA, Lancet HIV (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(16)30186-2:.

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.

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VIDEO

Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study - Keynote presentation at AIDS 2016.

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


 

 Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study - Keynote presentation 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




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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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