Dr. Yumna Moosa

PhD/MSc student. Research interests in viromics, bioinformatics and mathematics.

Contact Details:

Email: yumbilina@gmail.com

Telephone: +27 (0) 31 260 3744


Interested in the use of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology and bioinformatics methods to survey the microbiome and virome present in a clinical sample.

Current Affiliations:

MSC/PhD student, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa.

Fellow, Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa.

Student Council President: South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi).


Pure mathematics, University of South Africa, 2015

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), University of Cape Town, 2012

Top 10 (silver medalist) in the South African Mathematics Olympiad, 2005

Open access pdf Publications

Highlights of the second ISCB Student Council Symposium in Africa, 2017.
Rafael CN, Ashano E, Moosa Y, Shome S, DeBlasio D, F1000 Research (2017), 6(ISCB Comm J):2183 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.13463.1).

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.

Blogs Blogs Description & Link

bioafrica - Blogs from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites

Bioinformaticians are pioneering the future of science

Author: Yumna Moosa - 2017-07-28

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News News Description and Link

bioafrica - News Section from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites

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.


KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP) Established

KRISP News - 2017-07-12

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UKZN have signed an agreement for the establishment of KRISP - the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform.


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.


AWACC & SATuRN conference a success! Please see twitter summary

SATuRN & AWACC - 2014-10-13

SATuRN annual workshop run in partnership with AWACC (UKZN, NDoH & Harvard). In total 346 participants attended the two days workshop. The workshop discussions were also very good. Here, we summarize the Tweeter coverage of the event, which contains information on the topics discussed and questions raised.

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