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:

SATuRN newsletters:

Num 1 V.5 (Jan-Mar 2016)


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)

Epidemiological patterns of mental disorders and stigma in a community household survey in urban slum and rural settings in Kenya.
Mutiso VN, Musyimi CW, Tomita A, Loeffen L, Burns JK, Ndetei DM, Int J Soc Psychiatry (2018), 64(2):120-129. doi: 10.1177/0020764017748180:.

A Nationwide Panel Study on Religious Involvement and Depression in South Africa: Evidence from the South African National Income Dynamics Study.
Tomita A, Ramlall S, J Relig Health. (2018), doi: 10.1007/s10943-017-0551-5:.

Application of Decafluorobiphenyl (DFBP) Moiety as a Linker in Bioconjugation.
Alapour S, de la Torre BG, Ramjugernath D, Koorbanally NA, Albericio F, Bioconjug Chem (2018), 29(2):225-233. doi: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00800:.

1,3,5-Triazino Peptide Derivatives: Synthesis, Characterization, and Preliminary Antileishmanial Activity.
Khattab SN, Khalil HH, Bekhit AA, Abd El-Rahman MM, de la Torre BG, El-Faham A, Albericio F, ChemMedChem. (2018), doi: 10.1002/cmdc.201700770:.

Solid-Phase Synthesis of Pyrrole Derivatives through a Multicomponent Reaction Involving Lys-Containing Peptides.
Jad YE, Gudimella SK, Govender T, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, ACS Comb Sci. (2018), doi: 10.1021/acscombsci.8b00006:.

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


Renewing Felsenstein's Phylogenetic Bootstrap in the Era of Big Data

KRISP Talks - 2018-03-06

KRISP Talks by Dr. Eduan Wilkinson, KRISP, UKZN, 6th March 2018 (15:00 - 16:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!

KRISP Newsletter

KRISP Newsletter - Feb 2018: Partnership with SPARK Global Program at Stanford, innovation meeting, news, publications, training

KRISP Newsletter - 2018-02-28

In our second issue of 2018, we would like to bring attention to a partnership with SPARK Global Program at Stanford, innovation meeting, news, publications, collaborators and capacity building workshops


KRISP Join Stanford SPARK Innovation Program

KRISP News - 2018-02-07

KRISP at UKZN partner with Stanford University on a global innovation program.

KRISP Partnership

KRISP researchers presented at the CAPRISA Strategic Meeting

KRISP Partnership - 2018-02-01

CAPRISA annual strategic meeting was presented at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Durban. We were present and two of our manuscripts (Lancet HIV 2017 and Science 2018) were presented.


Effect of DNA methylation on HIV disease

KRISP Talks - 2018-01-26

KRISP Talks by Dr. Veron Ramsuran, KRISP, UKZN & CAPRISA, 26 January 2018 (15:00 - 16:00), K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. All welcome!

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 & 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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