15 minutes: BioAfrica (and our work) at a glance

Here we provide you with a summary of the key aspects of our bioinformatics and drug resistance work in the form of news articles, blogs, tweets and publications.

In this new section of the bioafrica.net website, the idea is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our work and its application in everyday life.



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.

Blogs YouTube Videos


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




Tale of 4 Cities in outlining researcher's strive towards a cure for HIV

Author: Siva Danaviah - 2014-10-14




Massive Open Online Courses: Huge potential for bioinformatics education

Author: Rachael Dellar - 2014-10-13




First impressions of a South African student working in Geneva as part of Swiss South Africa Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP)

Author: Megan Druce - 2014-10-07




HIV, TB and Malaria Molecular Diagnostics Workshop, Harare, Zimbabwe 2014

Author: Justen Manasa - 2014-10-06




Genetic study indicates two novel resistance loci for severe malaria in Africa

Author: Zakia Jeewa and Tulio de Oliveira - 2014-08-01




Video: Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study - Keynote presentation at AIDS 2016.
From Anthony Fauci, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, David Khanyile, Tulio de Oliveira, Salim Abdool Karim, date: 2016-06-20, duration: 00:03:41

Video: Completion of a world-class genomics lab at Africa Centre/UKZN, Durban, South Africa - Part III
From Prevashinee Padayachee and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2014-08-06, duration: 00:02:43

Video: WTAC & UKZN Genomics Laboratory Construction - Video Diary Part II
From Prevashinee Padayachee and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2014-04-05, duration: 00:01:52

Video: WTAC & UKZN Genomics Laboratory Construction - Video Diary Part I
From Prevashinee Padayachee and Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2014-03-13, duration: 00:03:45

Video: HIV-1 Drug Resistance in Children in rural South Africa
From Siva Danaviah, date: 2014-03-01, duration: 00:02:12

Video: Justen Manasa PhD thesis summary
From Justen Manasa, date: 2013-11-29, duration: 00:08:10

Video: SATuRN RegaDB Data Curation Process
From Justen Manasa, date: 2013-11-28, duration: 00:02:30
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