TIME 100: The 100 Most Influential People of 2022 - Prof Tulio de Oliveira and Sikhulile Moyo



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CERI & KRISP Newsletter Oct/Nov: Climate, health and migration grant, awards, grant writing workshops and public lectures.

Welcome to another edition of the CERI/KRISP monthly newsletter. In this issue, we are excited to highlight the remarkable efforts on advancing climate and health research taking place across Africa in the realm of pathogen surveillance and research capacity building. Our dedicated team of scientists has been making outstanding contributions to this critical field, garnering well-deserved recognition for their exceptional research endeavors.

Two Prestigious Awards for CERI at Stellenbosch University's Research & Innovation Excellence Awards

Stellenbosch University's Research & Innovation Excellence Awards held on October 30, 2023, was a night to remember as the institution celebrated the exceptional contributions of its researchers and innovators ...

CERI Director Prof. Tulio de Oliveira Wins SAPCC & ABSA Business Excellence Gala Award 2023

The South African Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (SAPCC) & ABSA Business Excellence Gala Awards 2023 held at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg, celebrated outstanding businesses and individuals who've contributed to South Africa's business community. 

Prof Tulio de Oliveira participates in the 2nd Nobel Symposium in Africa

The 2023 Nobel Symposium in Chemistry Tuberculosis and Antibiotic Resistance – From Basic Drug Discovery to Clinic was hosted at Stellenbosch University. 

Empowering Genomic Research: CERI & KRISP Collaborate to Offer RNA Sequencing Training

The Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) at Stellenbosch University recently concluded an intensive RNA sequencing training program from October 16th to 23rd.

KRISP & CERI presents with MIT/Harvard Data Science for Biology Workshop Series: Empowering Reproducible Data Analysis with R in Durban, South Africa

The recent Data Science for Biology Workshop Series in Durban, South Africa, showcased the intersection of data science and biology, emphasizing the importance of capacity building and fostering collaboration among participants. 

Empowering African Scientists: CERI's Grant Writing Workshop

In today's fast-paced era of scientific advancement, being able to secure grants remain essential for driving groundbreaking discoveries and innovative projects. This need is particularly critical for African scientists and researchers, and the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) has recognized and acted on this imperative.


Science Advances




An emerging clade of Chikungunya West African genotype discovered in real-time during 2023 outbreak in Senegal .
Padane A, Tegally H, Ramphal Y, Ndiaye S, Sarr M, Diop M, Diedhiou CK, Mboup A, Diouf N, Souare A, Diagne ND, Aza-Gnandji M, Dabo NA, Dia YA, Diaw NA, Leye N, Diaw PA, Ambroise A, Cisse B, Diallo AS, Diop O, Diallo AA, Ndoye S, Sanko TJ, Baxter C, Wilkinson E, James SE, Tshiabuila D, Naidoo Y, Pillay S, Lessells R, Cisse K, Leye A, Mbaye A, Kania D, Traore I, Kagone ST, Tinto B, Ouedraogo A, Lourenco J, Giovanetti M, Giandhari J, de Oliveira T, Mboup S, medrxiv (2023), MEDRXIV-2023-298527v1:.

Genomic epidemiology unveils the dynamics and spatial corridor behind the Yellow Fever virus outbreak in Southern Brazil.
Giovanetti M, Pinotti F, Zanluca C, Fonseca V, Nakase T, Koishi AC, Tscha M, Soares G, Dorl GG, Marques AEML, Sousa R, Adelino TER, Xavier J, de Oliveira C, Patroca S, Guimaraes NR, Fritsch H, Mares-Guia MA, Levy F, Passos PH, da Silva VL, Pereira LA, Mendonça AF, de Macêdo IL, Ribeiro de Sousa DE, Rodrigues de Toledo Costa G, Botelho de Castro M, de Souza Andrade M, de Abreu FVS, Campos FS, Iani FCM, Pereira MA, Cavalcante KRLJ, de Freitas ARR, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Macário EM, Dos Anjos MPD, Ramos RC, Campos AAS, Pinter A, Chame M, Abdalla L, Riediger IN, Ribeiro SP, Bento AI, de Oliveira T, Freitas C, Oliveira de Moura NF, Fabri A, Dos Santos Rodrigues CD, Dos Santos CC, Barreto de Almeida MA, Dos Santos E, Cardoso J, Augusto DA, Krempser E, Mucci LF, Gatti RR, Cardoso SF, Fuck JAB, Lopes MGD, Belmonte IL, Mayoral Pedroso da Silva G, Soares MRF, de Castilhos MMS, de Souza E Silva JC, Bisetto Junior A, Pouzato EG, Tanabe LS, Arita DA, Matsuo R, Dos Santos Raymundo J, Silva PCL, Santana Araújo Ferreira Silva A, Samila S, Carvalho G, Stabeli R, Navegantes W, Moreira LA, Ferreira AGA, Pinheiro GG, Nunes BTD, de Almeida Medeiros DB, Cruz ACR, Venâncio da Cunha R, Van Voorhis W, Bispo de Filippis AM, Almiron M, Holmes EC, Ramos DG, Romano A, Lourenço J, Alcantara LCJ, Duarte Dos Santos CN, Science Advances (2023), 9(35):eadg9204. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.adg9204:.

Will climate change amplify epidemics and give rise to pandemics?.
de Oliveira T, Tegally H, Science (2023), 381,6660, DOI: 10.1126/science.adk4500:.

Genomic epidemiology of the cholera outbreak in Malawi 2022-2023.
Chabuka L, Choga WT, Mavian CN, Moir M, Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Naidoo Y, Inward R, Morgenstern C, Bhatt S, Wint WGR, Khan K, Bogoch II, Kraemer MUG, Baxter C, Tagliamonte M, Salemi M, Lessells RJ, Mitambo C, Chitatanga R, Bango JB, Chiwaula M, Chavula Y, Bukhu M, Manda H, Chitenje M, Malolo I, Mwanyongo A, Mvula B, Nyenje M, de Oliveira T, Kagoli M, medRxiv (2023), https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.08.22.23294324:.

Dispersal patterns and influence of air travel during the global expansion of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.
Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Tsui JL, Moir M, Martin D, Brito AF, Giovanetti M, Khan K, Huber C, Bogoch II, San JE, Poongavanan J, Xavier JS, Candido DDS, Romero F, Baxter C, Pybus OG, Lessells RJ, Faria NR, Kraemer MUG, de Oliveira T, Cell (2023), S0092-8674(23)00641-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2023.06.001:.

Genomic assessment of invasion dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1.
Tsui JL, McCrone JT, Lambert B, Bajaj S, Inward RPD, Bosetti P, Pena RE, Tegally H, Hill V, Zarebski AE, Peacock TP, Liu L, Wu N, Davis M, Bogoch II, Khan K, Kall M, Abdul Aziz NIB, Colquhoun R, O'Toole Á, Jackson B, Dasgupta A, Wilkinson E, de Oliveira T, COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium¶, Connor TR, Loman NJ, Colizza V, Fraser C, Volz E, Ji X, Gutierrez B, Chand M, Dellicour S, Cauchemez S, Raghwani J, Suchard MA, Lemey P, Rambaut A, Pybus OG, Kraemer MUG, Science (2023), 381(6655):336-343. doi: 10.1126/science.adg6605.:.


COVID-19 | News sub-variant being monitored closely
By: Tulio De Oliveira and CERI and KRISP teams


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).


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