CAPE TOWN - A world-class molecular biologist whose research on HIV and anti-retrovirals (ARVs) could dramatically improve the treatment of HIV/Aids in South Africa. Doctor Tulio de Oliveira, an expert in bioinformatics at Oxford University, will join the SA National Bioinformatics Institute at UWC.
"It makes a lot of sense to be where the epidemic is," he said.
De Oliveira recently made news as part of an international team of scientists that analysed samples of the HIV virus found in 400 Libyan children, allegedly infected by six medical workers.
News date: 2007-01-14