Bioinformatics in the tropics II: Large data sets analysis workshop: HIV phylogenetics and drug resistance, Durban, South Africa, 23-26 Sept 2013

This is the second workshop of the bioinformatics in the tropics series, which will be presented by the Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies at K-RITH at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 23 to 27 September 2013. The bioinformatics in the tropics series is part of a south to south capacity building programme to develop the next generation of bioinformaticians in Africa and Latin America.

Workshop topics?

The workshop involves theoretical lectures and practical sessions on the usage and interpretation of bioinformatics applications for the study of large data sets of HIV genomic data. This workshop will be focused on the statistical analysis of HIV drug resistance and phylogenetic inference and interpretation of large trees.

Who should apply?

This workshop is targeted at scientists and post-graduate students working in drug resistance and molecular epidemiology research projects in Africa.

Application forms:

Please download the application form here!!!.

(Deadline for application: 20 August 2013)

Contact information:

For more information please contact:
Dr. Eduan Wilkinson (ewilkinson - at -,
Dr. Justen Manasa (jmanasa - at -,
Dr. Deo Ssemwanga (Deogratius.Ssemwanga - at - or
Dr. Jonathan Kayondo (jkayondo - at -


Luiz Carlos Alcantara, Francois Chevenet, Stephen Cose, Tulio de Oliveira, Siva Danaviah, Michelle Gordon, Josh Herbeck, Olivier Gascuel, Jonathan Kayondo, Justen Manasa, Chris Parry, Deo Ssemwanga, Marco Salemi, Eduan Wilkinson and Anne-Mieke Vandamme.

Organizing Institutions:

- The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, South Africa,

- The Wellcome Trust MUII program at the Makerere University & Ugandan Virus Research Institute (UVRI),

- The Medical Research Council (MRC)/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, and

- The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ).

Workshop Series Organizers:

Tulio de Oliveira, Alison Elliott, Pontiano Kaleebu and Luiz Carlos Alcantara.

Registration for two workshops in 2013 is free of charge: Workshop includes lectures, lunch and coffee-break. However, applicants need to fund their travel and accommodation costs.

News date: 2013-06-02


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