Introduction: SATuRN Management, Participant Scientists, International Advisory Board & Funders

Over the past 5 years, there has been progress made in support of Southern African HIV ART programmes, namely the formation of a regional network for research on HIV drug resistance. SATuRN currently includes 24 research and government partners in southern Africa that support our initiatives.



SATuRN collaborators:









SATuRN Management:


Dr. Tulio de Oliveira, (director)
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Somkhele - South Africa.
Tel :  +27 35 550 7500
Fax:  +27 35 550 7565

Prof. Chris Seebregts, (co-director)
South African Medical Research Council
Tel: +27 21 938 0318
Fax: +27 86 683 2449

Prof. David Katzenstein,
Division of infectious Disease
Stanford University Medical Center
S-140 Grant Bldg.
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford California 94305
Tel. 650-725-8304

Prof. Lynn Morris & Gillian Hunt
AIDS Unit at the National
Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)
Johannesburg, South Africa

For depositing published data at Stanford HIVdb, please contact:

Prof. Rami Kantor
Division of Infectious Diseases
Brown University Alpert Medical School
The Miriam Hospital, RISE 154
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Tel: 401-7934997

Prof. Robert Shafer & Soo-Yon Rhee
Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database,
Stanford University
S-140 Grant Bldg.
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford California 94305
Tel: +1 650 725-2946


SATuRN Participants Scientists in southern Africa and abroad:

Dr. Ashraf Grimwood, CEO, Kheth’Impilo, South Africa.

Dr. Ava Avalos, Botswana Ministry of Health, Gaborone, Botswana.

Prof. Catherine Orrell, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Prof. Christina Zarowsky, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Prof. Christopher Hoffmann, Aurum Institute for Health Research, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dr. Cloete van Vuuren, Medical School, University of the Free State, South Africa.

Prof. Debra J Jackson, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Dr. Dewald Steyn, Medical School, University of the Free State, South Africa.

Dr. Diana Dickinson
, President of the Botswana HIV Clinican Society, Gaborone, Botswana.

Dr. Dominique Goedhals, Medical School, University of the Free State, South Africa.

Dr. Gert van Zyl, Division of Medical Virology, Department Pathology, NHLS, Tygerberg and Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Justen Manasa, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Somkhele, South Africa.

Dr. Kevi Naidu,  Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Somkhele, South Africa.

Prof. Lynne M. Webber, Head of Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Dr. Madisa Mine,  Laboratory director, Botswana/Harvard Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana.

Prof. Marie-Louise Newell, Director of the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Somkhele, South Africa.

Dr. Michelle Gordon, HIV Pathogenesis Programme, Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Dr. Nuala McGrath, London School Of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK & Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Somkhele, South Africa.

Prof. Peter Godfrey-Faussett, London School Of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Dr. Richard Lessells, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Somkhele, South Africa & London School Of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Prof. Robin Wood, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Prof. Sharon Cassol, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Prof. Susan Engelbretch, Division of Medical Virology, Department Pathology, NHLS, Tygerberg and Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Dr. Tendani Gaolathe, Botswana/Harvard Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana.

Dr. Theresa Rossouw, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Prof. Thumbi Ndung'u, HIV Pathogenesis Programme, Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Prof. Wolfgang Preiser,  Division of Medical Virology, Department Pathology, NHLS, Tygerberg and Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Prof. Wendy S. Stevens, Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology, University of the Witwatersrand and the National health Laboratory Service, South Africa.



SATuRN International Advisory Board:


Prof. Amilcar Tanuri
, Universidade Federal of Rio de Janeiro / Columbia University, Brazil/USA.

Prof. Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Laboratory for Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, AIDS Reference Laboratory, Rega Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Prof. Rami Kantor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brown University Alpert Medical School, USA.

Dr. Ricardo Jorge Camacho, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

Prof. Robert Shafer,  Principal Investigator, Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.

Dr. Soo-Yon Rhee,  Director of the Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

 

SATuRN Funders:





SATuRN drug resistance databases, failure clinic system, research and training components are partly funded by:


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
(CSIR) as part of the Swiss South African Joint Research Programme (SSJRP), South Africa and Switzerland.

The European Commission (EC),  Belgium.

The Presidential Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),  USA.

The US Center for Diseases Control (CDC), USA.

The Wellcome Trust, U.K.



Links to web-resources:


Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN) website at bioafrica.net/saturn





Page last updated by Tulio de Oliveira, Lungani Ndwandwe and Justen Manasa.