Talks and Training:

Here we provide you with list of training activities and talks that we take part.

Talks are open to the public and presented monthly in Durban at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.



Talks

Training

Newsletter, Jan-Mar 2017: 'Alarming' drug resistance levels, novel next generation sequencing method and the origin of HIV, SATuRN & CAPRISA workshop

BIOAFRICA & SATuRN - 2017-03-31

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our research work. In this Jan-Mar 2017 issue of our newsletter, we have included interesting open access publications, news, blogs, reports, tweets, and training information produced by our group.


SATuRN & CAPRISA 2017: HIV & TB Drug Resistance and Advanced Care Workshop

SATuRN & CAPRISA - 2017-03-30

The workshop is targeted at 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.


CD4+ Count Not Useful to Assess ART Response in HTLV-1/HIV Coinfection

IDSE Infectious Diseases - 2017-03-21

Patients coinfected with human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1) and HIV continue to have elevated CD4+ T-cell counts, even though there is no difference in their HIV viral load levels after antiretroviral therapy when compared with patients who just have HIV (Curr HIV Res 2017).


Seminar: Microbial genome-wide association studies: lessons from human GWAS

UKZN & MRC Flagship - 2017-03-17

We cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, College of Health Sciences, UKZN & CAPRISA Research Associate, 17 March 2017, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


Prevalence of drug-resistant HIV reaches 'alarming levels' in Aruba

Healio News - 2017-03-17

The prevalence of resistance to nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors among HIV-infected individuals has increased to 'alarming levels' in Aruba, reaching 45% in 2015, see our recent publication at CID.


Perspective: Extreme high-level of drug resistance in Aruba: We need ITI-based regimens available globally now!

Healio News: IAS Perspective - 2017-03-17

Perspective by Carlos del Rio, MD Professor of medicine, division of infectious diseases, Emory University School of Medicine on our recent CID manuscript on high-level transmitted resistance epidemic in Aruba.


CD4+ T-cell count useful to assess antiretroviral therapy response in HTLV-1/HIV patients?

EurekaAlert! - 2017-03-17

News coverage and clinical management implication of our recent HIV/HTLV co-infection manuscript, Current HIV Research, 2017


We have been awarded a collaborative grant from SANTHE/Wellcome Trust programme in Africa

SANTHE - 2017-02-28

The Wellcome Trust DELTAS funded SANTHE program awarded seven grants to develop collaborative research projects to address critical challenges to African capacity in HIV and/or TB clinical, social/behavioural, and biomedical science.


Swiss South African Symposium on Pathogen Genomics

Swiss National Science Foundation & SA NRF - 2017-02-23

The National Research Foundation and Swiss National Science Foundation through their Swiss-South Africa programme, have funded a project entitled: A context-based knowledge resource integrating HIV and Mtb molecular biology with host-pathogen and drug-resistance data. As part of the project, the University of Cape Town Computational Biology Division and our research group at UKZN are hosting a symposium on pathogen genomics.


Seminar: Differential HLA-A Expression Levels and the Effect on HIV

UKZN & MRC Flagship - 2017-01-27

We cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr Veron Ramsuran, Senior Lecturer: College of Health Sciences, UKZN, 27 January 2017, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


Newsletter, Dec 2016: Ethics & phylogenetics, HIV transmission cycle, UNAIDS Report, Drug resistance increases in Africa

BioAfrica & SATuRN - 2016-12-15

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our research work. In this December 2016 issue of our newsletter, we have included interesting news, blogs, reports, tweets, publications and training information produced by our group.


Ethics and Viral Genomics: An Exploration of Ethical Issues Associated with HIV Phylogenetics

Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN - 2016-12-09

This is a half-day interactive workshop, which seeks to explore and deliberate on key ethical issues associated with HIV phylogenetic analysis as applied in our understanding of HIV transmission dynamics, particularly in African settings. Keynote presentations will be followed by plenary discussions led by the speakers.


Time to get serious with HIV-1 resistance in sub-Saharan Africa

The Lancet Infectious Diseases - 2016-12-02

In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, John Gregson and colleagues report the results of a meta-analysis investigating HIV-1 drug resistance in 20 studies from sub-Saharan Africa.


Unrelenting spread of HIV amongst Adolescent girls and young women in rural and urban KwaZulu-Natal

Mercury - 2016-12-01

By Professor Ayesha Kharsany, December 1, 2016, Durban - Globally, over 1.6 billion people are in the age group 12-24 years, the largest generation of adolescents and young people. However, almost 42% of new HIV infections occur in this age group, nearly 80% of these live in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 70% of these infections occur in adolescent girls and young women. Not only do these adolescent girls and young women have higher rates of HIV, they also acquire infection 5-7 years earlier than their male peers.


Two manuscripts featured in the Lancet website front webpage on AIDS day.

The Lancet - 2016-12-01

Two of our recently published manuscripts (de Oliveira et al. Lancet HIV 2016 & Gregson et al Lancet Infectious Diseases 2016) are highlighed in the Lancet website front webpage...


UNAIDS Report 2016 - Get on the Fast-Track - The life-cycle approach to HIV

UNAIDS - 2016-11-22

In this report, UNAIDS is announcing that 18.2 million people now have access to HIV treatment. The Fast-Track response is working. Increasing treatment coverage is reducing AIDS-related deaths among adults and children. But the life-cycle approach, which highlight our phylogenetics manuscript (de Oliveira et al. Lancet HIV 2016), has to include more than just treatment.


More than 18 million on HIV treatment, a million more than 2015: UNAIDS 2016 Report

Reuters - 2016-11-22

More than 18 million people now have access to life-saving AIDS treatment, 1.2 million more than at the end of last year, the United Nations said on Monday. With detailed data showing some of the many complexities of the HIV epidemic, the report found that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives (de Oliveira et al. Lancet HIV 2016). It called for 'life-cycle; approach to offer help and prevention measures for everyone at every stage of life.


10th Annual Workshop on Advanced Clinical Care - AIDS (AWACC)

AWACC - 2016-10-06

This AWACC annual workshop is in the 10th edition and it is organized as a joint effort of the Centre for AIDS research (CFAR) of Harvard Medical School, SATuRN, CAPRISA, UKZN and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. AWACC objecitve is to translate the latest evidence-based research and apply best practice models of care into good clinical practice, specifically for resource constrained areas.


SATuRN Newsletter, 3rd quarter, 2016: SATuRN/CAPRISA, Rural vs Urban resistance levels, PhD fellowships, AWACC workshop

SATuRN - 2016-10-01

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


4th Joint Congress of the South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi) and the South African Genetics Society (SAGS)

SASBi & SAGS - 2016-09-23

The biennial SASBi and SAGS congresses are the premier national scientific meetings on bioinformatics and genetics in South Africa. In total, 187 participats delivered 40 oral presentations and 65 posters in SASBi-SAGS-2016. This congress provided an exciting opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in both disciplines, and to network with members of the two societies and with leading international scientists.


PhD Fellowships: 2x postions at CAPRISA on Genomics, Bioinformatics, HIV-1 Drug resistance and/or Phylogenetics

CAPRISA, UKZN & MRC Flagship - 2016-08-24

The Professional Development Programme (PDP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) at CAPRISA aims to develop and retain South African scientists and professionals of the highest calibre.


PhD Fellowship I: Genomics, Bioinformatics & Drug Resistance

CAPRISA, UKZN & MRC Flagship - 2016-08-23

The Professional Development Programme (PDP) at CAPRISA aims to develop and retain South African scientists and professionals of the highest calibre. The genomics and bioinformatics project in HIV-1 drug resistance is inter-disciplinary in nature and involves collaboration between the CAPRISA's MRC HIV-TB Pathogenesis and Treatment Research Unit and the Flagship Program of the MRC, which are two of the most prestigious research programs in South Africa.


PhD Fellowship II: Genomics, Bioinformatics, Epidemioloy and Phylogenetics

CAPRISA, UKZN & MRC Flagship - 2016-08-23

The Professional Development Programme (PDP) at CAPRISA aims to develop and retain South African scientists and professionals of the highest calibre. The genomics and bioinformatics project in HIV-1 phylogenetics and molecular epidemiology is inter-disciplinary in nature and involves collaboration between the CAPRISA's MRC HIV-TB Pathogenesis and Treatment Research Unit and the Flagship Program of the MRC, which are two of the most prestigious research programs in South Africa.


Studies Offer Fresh Hope in Fight Against HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

Wall Street Journal - 2016-07-18

Researchers with the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, or CAPRISA, a consortium of South African and North American scientists, analyzed genetic codes (de Oliveira et al. Lancet HIV 2016) from study subjects in South Africa to try to pinpoint biological factors that may contribute, along with behavioral factors, to the large number of infections.


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

UKZN MRC Flagship - 2016-04-15

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...


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

SATuRN - 2016-04-01

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.


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

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

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


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

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2016-03-11

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


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

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2016-02-05

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


Seminar: Is HIV-1 subtype C more pathogenic than other subtypes?

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2015-08-21

We cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof Thumbi Ndungu from K-RITH and HPP/UKZN, 21 August 2015, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


Seminar: The Molecular Epidemiology of HIV in Rakai Uganda

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2015-07-17

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics & Bioinformatics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Oliver Laeyendecker Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University,19 June 2015, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


Seminar: Clinical Impressions of HIV Pathogenesis & Vaccine Research

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2015-06-19

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics & Bioinformatics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr Nigel Garrett from CAPRISA, 19 June 2015, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


Seminar: Near Full Length Sequencing to Understand HIV & TB Epidemics In Africa In Real Time

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2015-04-30

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics & Bioinformatics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, 30 April 2015, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


Seminar: Whole genome sequence interrogation of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2015-03-20

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics & Bioinformatics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Samantha Sampson, 20 February 2015, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


Seminar: Virus and host genetics: where and how to look in big data for associations with infectious disease

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2015-02-13

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics & Bioinformatics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Paul Kellam, 13 February 2015, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa


Seminar: An Unexpected Influence of Genome Secondary Structure on Recombination in HIV

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2015-01-09

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Darren Martin, 9 January 2015, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban


Seminar: Whole genome sequence interrogation of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-11-21

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Samantha Sampson, 21 November 2014, Susser & Stein Seminar Room, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban


Seminar: Transcriptional profiling in human tuberculosis

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 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


Seminar: ARV Therapy Initiated Before 2-Months-of-Age Reduces Transcriptionally Active HIV-1 DNA Persistence

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-09-19

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Gert Van Zyl, 19 September 2014, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban


Seminar: Nanotechnology and the Treatment of HIV Infection

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-08-22

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr. Louis Chonco Jimenez, 22 August 2014, K-RITH building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban


Seminar: Genome-wide association study indicates two novel resistance loci for severe malaria

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-07-15

The The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics & Pop. Epidemiology Programmes, UKZN MRC Flagship project & UKZN School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Andreas Ziegler, 1 August 2014, Council Chambers, Westville Campus, UKZN, Durban.


Inaugural Lecture: Bioinformatics, Genomics and HIV Research in Africa: A Brief Personal History

UKZN - 2014-07-14

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Malegapuru Makgoba cordially invites you and your spouse/partner to attend an inaugural lecture presented by Professor Tulio de Oliveira, 30 July 2014, K-RITH, Durban


Seminar: Genomics & Bioinformatics: The need to engage biologists, mathematicians & computer scientists.

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-06-25

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme, the UKZN MRC Flagship project and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, UKZN, cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, 7 July 2014, UKZN, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa


Seminar: Cause-specific mortality: Standardised measurements and comparisons

WTAC iSHARE - 2014-04-09

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Deputy Director iShare Programme cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Peter Byass, 09 April 2014, Africa Centre headquarters, Mtubatuba


Seminar: Old and new challenges for HIV control

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-04-01

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Peter Piot, 1 April 2014, Africa Centre headquarters, Mtubatuba


From sample to sequencing: an introduction to Longhorn's primesuite of technologies

WTAC Genomics Programme - 2014-03-28

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a presentation, 28 March 2014, Durban


Seminar: Next-generation sequencing for identifying drug resistance in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-03-28

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar, 28 March 2014, Durban


Seminar: Unlocking the potential of TB genomics

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-03-27

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr. Siva Danaviah, 26 March 2014, Africa Centre headquarters, Mtubatuba


Seminar: Trends and causes of hospitalisation in adults receiving ART

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-03-19

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Population Epidemiology Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr. Portia Mutevedzi, 19 March 2014, Africa Centre headquarters, Mtubatuba


Seminar: Multi-step inhibition explains HIV-1 protease inhibitor pharmacodynamics and resistance

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-03-12

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Dr. Justen Manasa, 12 March 2014, Africa Centre headquarters, Mtubatuba


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

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 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


Seminar: 30 years of HIV diversity research: a personal perspective

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-01-31

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Susan Engelbrecht, 31 January 2014, Durban


Seminar: Implementing HIV-1 Genotypic Resistance Testing in Antiretroviral Therapy Programs in Africa: Needs, Opportunities, and Challenges.

WTAC & MRC Flagship UKZN - 2014-01-15

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme & UKZN MRC Flagship project cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, 15 January 2014, Africa Centre headquarters, Mtubatuba


Bioinformatics in the tropics workshop series 2013-2014

Bioinformatics in the Tropics - 2013-05-30

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.



- Newsletter, Jan-Mar 2017: 'Alarming' drug resistance levels, novel next generation sequencing method and the origin of HIV, SATuRN & CAPRISA workshop



- SATuRN & CAPRISA 2017: HIV & TB Drug Resistance and Advanced Care Workshop



- CD4+ Count Not Useful to Assess ART Response in HTLV-1/HIV Coinfection



- Seminar: Microbial genome-wide association studies: lessons from human GWAS



- Prevalence of drug-resistant HIV reaches 'alarming levels' in Aruba



- Perspective: Extreme high-level of drug resistance in Aruba: We need ITI-based regimens available globally now!



- CD4+ T-cell count useful to assess antiretroviral therapy response in HTLV-1/HIV patients?



- We have been awarded a collaborative grant from SANTHE/Wellcome Trust programme in Africa



- Swiss South African Symposium on Pathogen Genomics



- Seminar: Differential HLA-A Expression Levels and the Effect on HIV



- Newsletter, Dec 2016: Ethics & phylogenetics, HIV transmission cycle, UNAIDS Report, Drug resistance increases in Africa



- Ethics and Viral Genomics: An Exploration of Ethical Issues Associated with HIV Phylogenetics



- Time to get serious with HIV-1 resistance in sub-Saharan Africa



- Unrelenting spread of HIV amongst Adolescent girls and young women in rural and urban KwaZulu-Natal



- Two manuscripts featured in the Lancet website front webpage on AIDS day.



- UNAIDS Report 2016 - Get on the Fast-Track - The life-cycle approach to HIV



- More than 18 million on HIV treatment, a million more than 2015: UNAIDS 2016 Report



- 10th Annual Workshop on Advanced Clinical Care - AIDS (AWACC)



- SATuRN Newsletter, 3rd quarter, 2016: SATuRN/CAPRISA, Rural vs Urban resistance levels, PhD fellowships, AWACC workshop



- 4th Joint Congress of the South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi) and the South African Genetics Society (SAGS)


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