Dr. Eduan Wilkinson

My main area of interest is the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 in the Southern African region.

Contact Details:

Email: ewilkinson83@gmail.com

Telephone: +27 (0) 35 550 7500

Background

I recently completed my PhD at Stellenbosch University, which focused on uncovering the history and macro-dynamic aspects of the heterosexual HIV-1 subtype C epidemic in the Southern African region. I recently joined the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies as a post-doctoral research fellow under the supervision of Prof. Tulio de Oliveira. My post-doctoral research focuses on the identification and characterization of transmission events of HIV-1 in a small rural community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in order to obtain a better understanding of the factors driving transmission of the virus in this rural community, and to develop better targeted HIV-1 prevention strategies.


Videos Videos Descriptions

YouTube Video

African Dream - Dr. Eduan Wilkinson for Southern African Treatment Resistance Network (SATuRN)

Author: Eduan Wilkinson - Date: 2013-08-01

Dr. Eduan Wilkinson tell about his dream to use bioinformatics and molecular epidemiology to produce target intervention to curb HIV transmission in generalized epidemics in Africa


Open access pdf Publications

High Rates of Transmission of Drug-resistant HIV in Aruba Resulting in Reduced Susceptibility to the WHO Recommended First-line Regimen in Nearly Half of Newly Diagnosed HIV-infected Patients.
Hofstra LM, Rivas ES, Nijhuis M, Bank LEA, Wilkinson E, Kelly K, Mudrikova T, Schuurman R, de Oliveira T, de Kort J, Wensing AMJ, Clinical Infectious Diseases (2017), :doi: 10.1093/cid/cix056.

Pairwise diversity and tMRCA as potential markers for HIV infection recency.
Moyo S, Wilkinson E, Vandormael A, Wang R, Weng J, Kotokwe KP, Gaseitsiwe S, Musonda R, Makhema J, Essex M, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T, Novitsky V , Medicine (Baltimore) (2017), 96:doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006041.

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.

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.

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.

Origin, imports and exports of HIV-1 subtype C in South Africa: A historical perspective.
Wilkinson E, Rasmussen D, Ratmann O, Stadler T, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T, Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2016), S1567-1348(16)30298-2:doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.07.008.

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), 32(8):763-769.

History and origin of the HIV-1 subtype C epidemic in South Africa and the greater southern African region.
Wilkinson E, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T, Scientific Reports (2015), 5:16897. doi: 10.1038/srep16897.

Identifying Recent HIV Infections: From Serological Assays to Genomics.
Moyo S, Wilkinson E, Novitsky V, Vandormael A, Gaseitsiwe S, Essex M, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T , Viruses (2015), 7:5508-5524; doi:10.3390/v7102887.

Sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of near full-length HIV-1 subtypes A, B, G and unique recombinant AC and AD viral strains identified in South Africa.
Wilkinson E, Holzmayer V, Jacobs G, de Oliveira T, Brennan C, Hackett J Jr, Janse van Rensburg E, Engelbrecht S., AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses (2015), in press:.

Detection of Transmission Clusters of HIV-1 Subtype C over a 21-Year Period in Cape Town, South Africa.
Wilkinson E, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T, PLoS One (2014), 9(10):doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109296.

HIV-1 Subtypes B and C Unique Recombinant Forms (URFs) and Transmitted Drug Resistance Identified in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.
Jacobs GB, Wilkinson E, Isaacs S, Spies G, de Oliveira T, Seedat S, Engelbrecht S , PLoS One (2014), 9(3):e90845. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090845.

Molecular characterization of non-subtype C and recombinant HIV-1 viruses from Cape Town, South Africa.
Wilkinson E, Engelbrecht S, Infectious Genetics and Evolution (2009), 9:840-846.

Blogs Blogs Description & Link

bioafrica - Blogs from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites

SATuRN on the Chair of African Dreams

Author: Lungani Ndwandwe, Justen Manasa, Xolile Kineri, Zakhona Gumede, Astrid Treffry-Goatley, Eduan Wilkinson, Tulio de Oliveira - 2013-04-06

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KRISP News

Enabling Infectious Disease Transmission Research

KRISP News - 2017-07-27

KRISP Researcher and Fulbright scholar Dr. Eduan Wilkinson news from the US: HiPerGator supercomputer is enabling infectious disease transmission research in UF's Emerging Pathogens Institute.


KRISP News

KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP) Established

KRISP News - 2017-07-12

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UKZN have signed an agreement for the establishment of KRISP - the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform.


KRISP Talks

Seminar: Transcriptional profiling in human tuberculosis

KRISP Talks - 2014-10-10

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Robert J Wilkinson, 10 October 2014, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban


KRISP Talks

Seminar: HIV-1 Transmission during Early Infection in Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Phylodynamic Analysis

KRISP Talks - 2014-02-19

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr. Eduan Wilkinson, 19 February 2014, Africa Centre headquarters, Mtubatuba


UVRI

Bioinformatics in the Tropics Uganda 2014, UVRI, Entebbe, Uganda, 7th to 10th April 2014

UVRI - 2014-01-06

This is a series of four workshops, which will be presented in Brazil (2013 & 2014), South Africa (2013) and Uganda (2014) as part of a south to south capacity building programme to develop the next generation of bioinformaticians in Africa and Latin America. The objective is to train post-doctoral researchers to become trainers and post-graduate students to use bioinformatics and phylogenetic software applications needed for their research.


K-RITH

BioMedical research is undergoing a revolution

K-RITH - 2013-10-25

'Intensive', 'Comprehensive', 'Fulfilling' and 'Exciting' were just some of the words used by students to describe the first Bioinformatics course hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (K-RITH) in partnership with the US-based Broad Institute and the NIH recently.


Africa Centre/SATuRN

Bioinformatics in the tropics II: Large data sets analysis workshop: HIV phylogenetics and drug resistance, Durban, South Africa, 23-26 Sept 2013

Africa Centre/SATuRN - 2013-06-02

This is the second workshop of the bioinformatics in the tropics series, which will be presented by the Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies at K-RITH at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 23 to 27 September 2013. The bioinformatics in the tropics series is part of a south to south capacity building programme to develop the next generation of bioinformaticians in Africa and Latin America.


SATuRN

SATuRN's tweet coverage about drug resistance at the 3rd SA TB conference

SATuRN - 2012-06-15

We participated, presented and tweeted about the 3rd South African TB conference, 12-15 June 2012, ICC, Durban. We had covered all the sessions that present TB drug resistance results. Please find below our tweets from our participation in our national TB conference.



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