Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN)

SATuRN currently includes 24 research partners in southern Africa that support our initiatives. We have collated over 7,000 resistance genotypes linked to treatment and clinical information and host two of the best HIV drug resistance databases in the world (The Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database and RegaDB Clinical Management and Drug resistance Database). To advance access to drug resistance testing to patients, providers and programs, we have been working with a network of academics laboratories to develop and implement a cheaper resistance genotype test. We have also delivered training in drug resistance testing and management to over 2,000 physician and nurses in southern Africa...


SATuRN Newsletters:
Information:

SATuRN newsletters:

Num 1 V.5 (Jan-Mar 2016)


Introduction:

SATuRN Mission/Vision

SATuRN Executive Summary

Who We Are: SATuRN Management, Participant Scientists, International Advisory Board, Funders


Information for Collaborators:

Manual of Operations (MoO) - reference to SATuRN organization, functions and access of data

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) - deposit of data in SATuRN drug resistance databases (MSWord format)

Contributors Guidelines - website, newsletters and annual reports


Public Resources: HIV & TB Book and Online Databases

HIV & TB Drug Resistance and Clinical Management Casebook - Open access

SATuRN Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database (HIVDB) -  Public Drug Resistance Databases in Southern Africa (de Oliveira et al. Nature 2010, 464:673)

SATuRN RegaDB Clinical Management Database - A Collaborative Clinical HIV Drug Resistance Database in Southern Africa


Open access pdf Publications (latest 5)

Impact of point-of-care Xpert MTB/RIF on tuberculosis treatment initiation: a cluster randomised trial.
Lessells RJ, Cooke GS, McGrath N, Nicol MP, Newell ML, Godfrey-Faussett P, Am J Respir Crit Care Med (2017), :doi: 10.1164/rccm.201702-0278OC.

Hyperbilirubinemia in atazanavir-treated human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: the impact of the UGT1A1*28 allele.
Naidoo A, Naidoo K, Ramsuran V, Reddy M, Padayatchi N, Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine (2017), :doi: 10.2147/PGPM.S146787.

Rates of virological suppression and drug resistance in adult HIV-1-positive patients attending primary healthcare facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Hunt GM, Dokubo EK, Takuva S, de Oliveira T, Ledwaba J, Dube N, Moodley P, Sabatier J, Deyde V, Morris L, Raizes E, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2017), :https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkx252.

Automated profiling of the human virome from raw metagenomic data.
Moosa Y, Vilsker M, Vanden Eyden E, Fonseca V, Nooij S, Deforche K, de Oliveira T, Virus Evolution (2017), : doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.033.

Persistent circulation of highly divergent HIV-1M lineages in the Congo Basin Region.
Tongo M, Dorfman JR, de Oliveira T, Martin DP, Virus Evolution (2017), :doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.039.

All publications - Bioinformatics, genomics and drug resistance peer-reviewed papers on HIV, TB and other pathogens
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News News Section, printed & online media on HIV & TB drug resistance and bioinformatics (latest 5)

KRISP Jobs

Five (5) KRISP positions open in Durban! Grants Manager, Office Admin, Molecular Technologist, DNA Data & Laboraroty Quality administrators.

KRISP Jobs - 2017-11-04

KRISP wants to challenge the status quo and create a scientific environment in (South) Africa that drives innovations in global health, reverses the brain drain and benefits the economy. KRISP staff are based in a state of the art building in Durban and have access to fast advancing technologies such as genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and epidemiology.


KRISP Talks

Improving the estimation of temporal trends in HIV incidence by calibrating agent-based simulation models to multiple data sources

KRISP Talks - 2017-10-23

KRISP Talks by Dr. Wim Delma, SACEMA (Stellenbosch), 23 October 2017 (11:00am - 12:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


KRISP Training

X-meeting - 13th International Conference of the AB3C, Sao Pedro, Brazil, Oct 4-6, 2017

KRISP Training - 2017-10-04

Bioinformatics is now a strategic area for Brazil and all Latin America and, therefore, it is also strategic to the development of Science, Technology and Economy. The X-Meeting is a Brazilian event with international reach which has an average of 400 participants.


KRISP Talks

Paediatric HIV Infection: Elite Control, Remission and Cure

KRISP Talks - 2017-09-20

KRISP Talks by Prof. Philip Goulder, Oxford University, 20 September 2017 (14:00 - 15:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!


KRISP Training

11th Annual Workshop on Advanced Clinical Care - AIDS (AWACC), Durban, South Africa, 6-7 Sep 2017

KRISP Training - 2017-09-06

The workshop is targeted at 400 clinicians, clinical virologists and nurses working in the public sector who are currently involved in the treatment of patients with HIV and TB in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


All news...
Blogs on bioinformatics, HIV & TB drug resistance, treatment, community engagement and bioinformatics in Africa Twitter

Bioinformaticians are pioneering the future of science

Author: Yumna Moosa - 2017-07-28


Meeting of the Swiss, Swedes and South Africans minds

Author: Nicolette Crozier, Benjamin Chimukangara, Veron Ramsuran - 2017-07-25


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

Author: Megan Druce - 2016-04-18


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

Author: Sthembiso Msweli - 2016-04-17


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

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


15 minutes, All blogs...

Open access reports on HIV & TB drug resistance and bioinformatics in Africa HIV & TB Drug Resistance Clinical Cases Tutorial

SATuRN Collaborates on a Successful Molecular Diagnostics in HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in Zimbabwe, 6-9 Aug 2013

SATuRN 2013 report, date: 2013-08-21

Justen Manasa

SATuRN and Khethimpilo HIV Drug Resistance and Clinical Management Workshop Report, Durban, 11-12 July 2013

SATuRN 2013 report, date: 2013-08-01

Dean Solomon and Tulio de Oliveira

Major data analysis determines the trends of HIV-1 drug resistance mutations in South Africa.

SATuRN report 2013, date: 2013-07-01

Tulio de Oliveira

Transferring knowledge and skills to frontline medical personnel fighting the HIV & TB epidemics in rural South Africa

SATuRN 2013 report, date: 2013-03-16

Tulio de Oliveira, Justen Manasa, Richard Lessells

Bioafrica.net & SATuRN webpages received 186,746 visits in the past 12 months!

SATuRN 2013 report, date: 2013-02-26

Tulio de Oliveira

Clinical Case Study: The Diagnosis and Management of First-line Antiretroviral Treatment Failure

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2013-01-16

Theresa Rossouw, Tulio de Oliveira & Richard Lessells

2nd Nurses and Health Care Workers Drug Resistance Training for the scale-up of resistance testing in the Free State Province, South Africa

SATuRN 2012 report, date: 2012-07-10

Dominique Goedhals & Cloete van Vuuren

SATuRN output, 15 minutes, All reports...

SATuRN output, 15 minutes, All cases...


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