About Emmanuel James San

sanemmanueljames@gmail.com +27 (0) 72 529 0848


San James is Pursuing a PhD in Medicine, Majoring in Virology at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is a Bioinformatics Research Associate at the Kwazulu Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform. Owing to his experience working as a Systems Analyst and Programmer with the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration where he participated in exciting projects such the development of a clinical data visualization platform and Data Management Specialist at Global Health Uganda, he developed a keen interest bioinformatics research especially in the areas of Bioinformatics Software and Pipelines Development, Next Generation Sequence Data Management and Analysis (Phylogenetics, Recombinants and Drug Resistance), and High Performance Computing for Data Intensive Projects. His PhD research focus is in Microbial Classification and Detection, Development of SOPs for Sequence Analysis Projects, Validation of Existing Pipelines and setting up a standardized and structured bioinformatics environment.


KRISP - KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform, UKZN, Durban, South Africa.

Department of Virology, National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Durban, South Africa (PhD Fellow).


Master of Science in Data Communications and Software Engineering, Makerere University, 2016. Funded by the Forgarty International Center Scholarship.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Makerere University, 2009


KRISP Blogs from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites


Social Worker perspective: Adolescents on Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy - a VideoBlog - by Pretty Nkosi, Nokuthula Skhosana, Lungani Ndwandwe and Tulio de Oliveira - 2012-02-10

KRISP News Section from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites


KRISP Preparing Next Generation Scientists - UKZN Ndaba News - 2018-10-18

South Africa's bid to end AIDS - Science - 2016-06-29

21st International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME) - Rega Institute & Korea University College of Medicine - 2016-03-15

Case book tackles HIV and TB drug resistance - Zululand Observer - 2013-04-15

Searching for Virus Phylotypes - Pirate Science - 2013-01-22

The Machine That Will Help End TB - MIT Technology review - 2012-12-11