Four Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Bioinformatics at Durban, Cape Town or Stellenbosch

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KRISP NEWS


Stellenbosch University 2 Postdoctoral Positions on Pathogen Genomics, Cape Town

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University is seeking to appoint two molecular biologists with great potential and ambition to become leading scientists. These two positions will work with some of the best pathogen and bioinformatics genomics program in the world, which is currently focused on the COVID-19 response. These full-time contract positions are offered for a period of up to three years.


Six Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Bioinformatics at Durban, Cape Town or Stellenbosch

Come work with one of the best pathogen research programs in the world, which is currently focused on the COVID-19 response. Twp positions at KRISP at UKZN & Four at Stellenbosch University.


KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) 2 Postdoctoral Positions on Bioinformatics

KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) at UKZN is seeking to appoint 2 Bioinformaticians with great potential and ambition to become leading scientists. Postdoctoral fellows will support researchers with genomic data management and analysis. These full-time contract positions are offered for a period of 3 years and will be affiliated to the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences.


Stellenbosch University 2 Postdoctoral Positions on Bioinformatics, Cape Town or Stellenbosch

The School for Data Science and Computational Thinking at Stellenbosch University is seeking to appoint two Bioinformaticians with great potential and ambition to become leading scientists. These two positions will work with some of the best pathogen and bioinformatics genomics program in the world, which is currently focused on the COVID-19 response. These full-time positions are offered for a period of up to three years.


SARS-CoV-2 whole-genome sequencing training using Illumina for the Mozambican Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS)

A senior scientist from the Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS) de Mozambique spent two weeks at KRISP labs at UKZN to receive training generating whole genomes of SARS-CoV-2.


Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - In collaboration with Africa CDC and African Union

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI have started a Webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data in Africa.


9th Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - Oxford Nanopore Technology (ONT) Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI have started a Webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data in Africa.


PUBLICATIONS SPOTLIGHT


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KRISP SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS


Molecular surveillance of the on-going SARS-COV-2 epidemic in Ribeirao Preto City, Brazil.
Slavov SN, Giovanetti M, Bezerra RS, Fonseca V, Santos EV, Rodrigues ES, Adelino T, Xavier J, Borges JS, Evaristo M, Pereira GC, Yamamoto AY, Clé DV, Calado RT, Covas DT, Alcantara LCJ, Kashima S, Infect Genet Evol (2021), 2021; Volume 93, September 2021, 104976:.



Promoting Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) During Brazilian Activities of Genomic and Epidemiological Surveillance of Arboviruses.
Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, Dorea AS, Ferreira QR, Marques WA, Barros JJF, Adelino TER, Tosta S, Fritsch H, Iani FCM, Mares-Guia MA, Salgado A, Fonseca V, Xavier J, Lopes EN, Soares GC, Amarante MFC, Azevedo V, Kruger A, Matta GC, Paineiras-Domingos LL, Colonnello C, Filippis AMB, Montesano C, Colizzi V, Barreto FK, Front. Public Health (2021), v. 9, p. 1, 2021.:.



Betacoronaviruses genome analysis reveals evolution toward specific codons usage: Implications for SARS-CoV-2 mitigation strategies.
Lopes EN, Fonseca V, Frias D, Tosta S, Salgado A, Vialle RA, Toscano PES, Barreto FK, Azevedo VA, Guarino M, Angeletti S, Ciccozzi M, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M, J Med Virol (2021), 2021; 1- 5. DOI: 10.1002/jmv.27056:.



Short report: Introduction of chikungunya virus ECSA genotype into the Brazilian Midwest and its dispersion through the Americas.
de Oliveira EC, Fonseca V, Xavier J, Adelino T, Morales Claro I, Fabri A, Macario EM, Viniski AE, Souza CLC, Costa ESG, Sousa CS, Duarte FGD, Medeiros AC, Albuquerque CFC, Cunha RV, Moura NFO, Filippis AMB, de Oliveira T, Lourenço J, Abreu AL, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M , PLoS Negl Trop Dis (2021), 2021; 15(4): e0009290. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009290:.



Genomic Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Involving E484K Spike Mutation, Brazil.
Nonaka CV, Franco M, Gräf T, Lorenzo BC, Avila MR, Sousa K, Neiva LMC, Fonseca V, Mendes AVA, Aguiar RS, Giovanetti M, Freitas BS., Emerg Infect Dis (2021), 2021;27(5):1522-1524.:.



Field and classroom initiatives for portable sequence-based monitoring of dengue virus in Brazil.
Adelino TÉR, Giovanetti M, Fonseca V, Xavier J, de Abreu ÁS, do Nascimento VA, Demarchi LHF, Oliveira MAA, da Silva VL, de Mello ALES, Cunha GM, Santos RH, de Oliveira EC, Júnior JAC, de Melo Iani FC, de Filippis AMB, de Abreu AL, de Jesus R, de Albuquerque CFC, Rico JM, do Carmo Said RF, Silva JA, de Moura NFO, Leite P, Frutuoso LCV, Haddad SK, Martínez A, Barreto FK, Vazquez CC, da Cunha RV, Araújo ELL, de Oliveira Tosta SF, de Araújo Fabri A, Chalhoub FLL, da Silva Lemos P, de Bruycker-Nogueira F, de Castro Lichs GG, Zardin MCSU, Segovia FMC, Gonçalves CCM, Grillo ZDCF, Slavov SN, Pereira LA, Mendonça AF, Pereira FM, de Magalhaes JJF, Dos Santos Júnior ACM, de Lima MM, Nogueira RMR, Góes-Neto A, de Carvalho Azevedo VA, Ramalho DB, Oliveira WK, Macario EM, de Medeiros AC, Pimentel V; Latin American Genomic Surveillance Arboviral Network, Holmes EC, de Oliveira T, Lourenco J, Alcantara LCJ, Nature Communications (2021), 12(1):2296. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22607-0.:.



SARS-CoV-2 shifting transmission dynamics and hidden reservoirs potentially limit efficacy of public health interventions in Italy.
Giovanetti M, Cella E, Benedetti F, Rife Magalis B, Fonseca V, Fabris S, Campisi G, Ciccozzi A, Angeletti S, Borsetti A, Tambone V, Sagnelli C, Pascarella S, Riva A, Ceccarelli G, Marcello A, Azarian T, Wilkinson E, de Oliveira T, Alcantara LCJ, Cauda R, Caruso A, Dean NE, Browne C, Lourenco J, Salemi M, Zella D, Ciccozzi M, Communications Biology (2021), 4(1):489. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-02025-0.:.



KRISP VIDEOS


Genomics in Africa: KRISP, Africa CDC & Illumina support INS Mozambique with hands-on lab training
By: Nalia Ismael, Tulio de Oliveira and Jennifer Giandhari

KRISP BIOINFORMATICS TOOLS



Genome Detective Coronavirus Typing Tool

Genome Detective Coronavirus Typing Tool for rapid identification and characterization of novel coronavirus genomes



Genome Detective Dengue Virus Typing Tool

This is a beta version of our Dengue Virus Typing tool. For the mean time, this tool should be used for evaluation only. Please send feedback to Tulio de Oliveira.



Genome Detective Zika Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Zika typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.



Genome Detective Chikungunya Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Chikungunya typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.



Genome Detective Yellow Fever Virus Typing Tool

This is the first version of the Yellow Fever typing tool, which uses phylogenetic analysis to identify the species and genotype of the virus.



Genome Detective

This is the first version of our Arbovirus typing tool for Chikungunya, Dengue, Yellow Fever and Zika



REGA HIV Subtyping Tool V3 - Belgium Mirror

Phylogenetic tool to identify the HIV-1 subtypes and recombinants. Query sequences are analysed for recombination using bootscanning methods. The version 3 contains new CRFs (CRF01_AE to CRF47_BF).


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KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).


Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira