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 Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Bioinformatics servers are kindly mantained by the South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa.




Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses typing tool: A phylogenetic algorithm for accurate identification of Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses species and genotypes.



SPOTLIGHT


SATuRN


Rega Institute & Korea University College of Medicine


WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN



NEWS

2016-04-15
UKZN MRC Flagship

First two South African MSc students graduate from the MRC Flagship Program: Inspiring blogs about their experiences and achievements

Megan Druce and Sthembiso Msweli are two very bright South Africans who have successfully completed their MSc as part of the UKZN Flagship program at the MRC. They both wrote inspiring blogs, the first is about a Cum Laude degree which allowed the award of a scholarship for a PhD in Germany, the second is about the history of a laboratory technologist from rural KZN, who after graduating was promoted to laboratory manager...


2016-04-01
SATuRN

SATuRN Newsletter, 2016: SATuRN/CAPRISA, Increase transmitted resistance, TDF global resistance

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about the work of SATuRN. In this first 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.


2016-03-15
Rega Institute & Korea University College of Medicine

21st International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME)

The 21st International Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME2016) will be hosted by the Korea University College of Medicine, 14-19 August, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Abstract deadline: 15 March 2016


2016-03-11
WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN

Seminar: A phylodynamic view of the HIV epidemic in KwaZulu-Natal

We cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr David Rasmussen, Postdoc Research Fellow, ETH Zurich, 11 March 2016, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


2016-02-05
WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN

Seminar: Sources of HIV infection among men having sex with men and implications for prevention

We cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr Oliver Ratmann, Research Fellow, Department Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College of London & UKZN MRC Research Fellow, 06 February 2016, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


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PUBLICATIONS

Zika virus complete genome from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Giovanetti M, Faria NR, Nunes MR, de Vasconcelos JM, Lourenco J, Rodrigues SG, Vianez JL Jr, da Silva SP, Lemos PS, Tavares FN, Martin DP, do Rosario MS, Siqueira IC, Ciccozzi M, Pybus OG, de Oliveira T, Alcantara LC Junior, Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2016), 41:142-145.

Improving HIV proteome annotation: new features of BioAfrica HIV Proteomics Resource .
Druce Megan, Hulo C, Masson P, Sommer P, Xenarios I, Le Mercier P, de Oliveira T, Database (2016), 2016:doi:10.1093/database/baw045.

Global epidemiology of drug resistance after failure of WHO recommended fi rst-line regimens for adult HIV-1 infection: a multicentre retrospective cohort study.
The TenoRes Study Group* Gregson J, Tang M, Ndembi N, Hamers RL, ..., de Oliveira T, ..., Shafer RW, Gupta KR, Lancet Infect Dis. (2016), 15:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00536-8.

Increasing HIV-1 drug resistance between 2010 and 2012 in adults participating in population-based HIV surveillance in rural KwaZulu-Natal South Africa..
Manasa J, Danaviah S, Lessells RJ, Elshareef M, Tanser F, Wilkinson E, Pillay S, Mthiyane H, Mwambi H, Pillay D, de Oliveira T, AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses (2016), in press:Epub ahead of print.

The Development of Computational Biology in South Africa: Successes Achieved and Lessons Learnt.
Mulder NJ, Christoffels A, de Oliveira T, Gamieldien J, Hazelhurst S, Joubert F, Kumuthini J, Pillay CS, Snoep JL, Tastan Bishop O, Tiffin N, PLoS Comput Biol (2016), 12(2):e1004395.

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VIDEO

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

By: Prevashinee Padayachee and Tulio de Oliveira


 

 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




 

 WTAC & UKZN Genomics Laboratory Construction - Video Diary Part I




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CONTRIBUTORS

Prof. Tulio de Oliveira

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Dr. Siva Danaviah

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Dr. Justen Manasa

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Dr. Eduan Wilkinson

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1    First two South African MSc students graduate from the MRC Flagship Program: Inspiring blogs about their experiences and achievements


2    SATuRN Newsletter, 2016: SATuRN/CAPRISA, Increase transmitted resistance, TDF global resistance


3    21st International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME)


4    Seminar: A phylodynamic view of the HIV epidemic in KwaZulu-Natal


5    Seminar: Sources of HIV infection among men having sex with men and implications for prevention





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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