About Vagner Fonseca

vagner.fonseca@gmail.com +27 (0) 79 623 3560

Background:

PhD student in Virology at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. My research interests are the ongoing development of the NGS assembly, phylogenetic analsysis and in the built of a more stable JAVA environment to pre-process host and pathogen sequence data for MicroGWAS, ViroGWAS and GWAS.

Vagner is active in Information Technology sector since 2004 with: Systems Analysis and Development, Project Management and IT Infrastructure Projects. Experienced in large projects and high complexity, covering the following areas of activity: Analysis and systems development (Web/Desktop/Mobile), Analysis and Development for Databases (Administration, Modeling, Data Migration, Tuning SQL, Optimization, Functions, Triggers and Stored Procedures), Development team manager, identification of functional prerequisites (APF, RUP, UML), Systems Auditing, Software Quality, Agile Methods, Configuration and Windows/Linux Servers Maintenance, Configuration Management and Continuous Integration Servers



Affiliations:

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

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



Education:

Master of Biotechnology in Health and Investigative Medicine, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, 2016

Bachelor of Information Systems, University of the State of Bahia, 2013


PUBLICATIONS


Fatal outcome of chikungunya virus infection in Brazil.
Lima STS, Souza WM, Cavalcante JW, Candido DS, Fumagalli MJ, Carrera JP, Mello LMS, Araújo FMC, Ramalho ILC, Barreto FKA, Braga DNM, Simião AR, Silva MJM, Oliveira RMAB, Lima CPS, Lins CS, Barata RR, Melo MNP, Souza MPC, Franco LM, Távora FRF, Lemos DRQ, Alencar CHM, Jesus R, Fonseca V, Dutra LH, Abreu AL, Araújo ELL, Freitas ARR, Júnior JLSGV, Pybus OG, Figueiredo LTM, Faria NR, Nunes MRT, Cavalcanti LPG, Miyajima F., Clinical Infectious Diseases (2020), ciaa1038 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1038:.


Yellow fever transmission in non-human primates, Bahia, Northeastern Brazil.
Goes de Jesus J, Gräf T, Giovanetti M, Mares-Guia MA, Xavier J, Lima Maia M, Fonseca V, Fabri A, Santos RF, Pereira FM, Santos LFO, Silva LRO, Maia ZPG, Cerqueira JXG, Thèze J, Abade L, Cordeiro MCS, Torquato SSC, Santana EB, Silva NSJ, Dourado RSO, Alves AB, Guedes AS, Filho PMC, Faria NR, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Abreu AL, Romano APM, Croda J, Said RFC, Cunha GM, Cerqueira JMF, Mello ALS, Filippis AMB, Alcantara LCJ., PLoS Negl Trop Dis (2020), 14(8): e0008405. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008405:14(8): e0008405.


Early transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa: An epidemiological and phylogenetic report.
Giandhari J, Pillay S, Wilkinson E, Tegally H, Sinayskiy I, Schuld M, Lourenço J, Chimukangara B, Lessells R, Moosa Y, Gazy I, Fish M, Singh L, Khanyile KS, Fonseca V, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, Petruccione F, de Oliveira T, medRxiv pre-print (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.29.20116376:.


The ongoing COVID-19 epidemic in Minas Gerais, Brazil: insights from epidemiological data and SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing.
Xavier J, Giovanetti M, Adelino T, Fonseca V, da Costa AVB, Ribeiro AA, Felicio KN, Duarte CG, Silva MVF, Salgado A, Lima MT, de Jesus D, Fabri A, Zoboli CFS, Santos TGS, Iani F,de Filippis AMB, de Siqueira AMNT, de Abreu AL, de Azevedo V, Ramalho DBR, de Albuquerque CFC, de Oliveira T, Holmes EC, Lourenco J, Alcantara CLJ, Oliveira MAA, Emerging Microbes & Infections (2020), vol 9:.


Genomic and Epidemiological Surveillance of Zika Virus in the Amazon Region.
Giovanetti M, Faria NR, Lourenco J, Goes de Jesus J, Xavier J, Claro IM, Kraemer MUG, Fonseca V, Dellicour S, Theze J, da Silva Salles F, Graef T, Silveira PP, Costa de Souza V, Alves do Nascimento V, Campos de Melo Iani F, Castilho-Martins EA, Cruz LN, Wallau G, Fabri A, Levy F, Quick J, de Azevedo V, Santana Aguiar R, de Oliveira T, Botto de Menezes C, da Costa Castilho M, Matos Terra T, Souza da Silva M, Bispo de Filippis M, Luiz de Abreu A, Kleber Oliveira W, Croda J, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Nunes MRT, Cerdeira Sabino E, Loman N, Gomes Naveca F, Pybus O, Alcantara LC., Cell Reports (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2020.01.085:.


Genome Detective Coronavirus Typing Tool for rapid identification and characterization of novel coronavirus genomes.
Cleemput S, Dumon W, Fonseca V, Abdool Karim W, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, Deforche K, de Oliveira T, Bioinformatics (2020), btaa145, https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa145:.


Current Affairs of Microbial Genome-Wide Association Studies: Approaches, Bottlenecks and Analytical Pitfalls.
San EJ, Baichoo S, Kanzi A, Moosa Y, Lessells R, Fonseca V, Mogaka J, Power R, de Oliveira T, Front. Microbiol. (2020), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.03119:.


Persistence of chikungunya ECSA genotype and local outbreak in an upper medium class neighborhood in Northeast Brazil.
Goes de Jesus J, da Luz Wallau G, Lima Maia M, Xavier J, Oliveira Lima MA, Fonseca V, Salgado de Abreu A, Fraga de Oliveira Tosta S, Ramos do Amaral H, Andrade Barbosa Lima I, Viana Silva P, Carlos Dos Santos D, Sousa de Oliveira A, Campos de Souza S, Barreto Falcão M, Cerqueira E, Ceschini Machado L, Sobral MC, Teodoro Rezende TM, Ribeiro Pereira M, Mota Pereira F, Pereira Gusmão Maia Z, Freitas de Oliveira França R, Luiz de Abreu A, Campelo de Albuquerque E Melo CF, Rodrigues Faria N, Venâncio da Cunha R, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, PLoS ONE (2020), 15(1):e0226098. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226098:.


Return of the founder Chikungunya virus to its place of introduction into Brazil is revealed by genomic characterization of exanthematic disease cases..
Pereira Gusmão Maia Z, Mota Pereira F, do Carmo Said RF, Fonseca V, Gräf T, de Bruycker Nogueira F, Brandão Nardy V, Xavier J, Lima Maia M, Abreu AL, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Kleber Oliveira W, Croda J, de Filippis AMB, Venancio Cunha R, Lourenço J, de Oliveira T, Faria NR, Junior Alcantara LC, Giovanetti M, Emerg Microbes Infect. (2020), 9(1):53-57. doi: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1701954:.


Analysis of the microarray gene expression for breast cancer progression after the application modified logistic regression.
Morais-Rodrigues F, Silv Erio-Machado R, Kato RB, Rodrigues DLN, Valdez-Baez J, Fonseca V, San EJ, Gomes LGR, Dos Santos RG, Vinicius Canário Viana M, da Cruz Ferraz Dutra J, Teixeira Dornelles Parise M, Parise D, Campos FF, de Souza SJ, Ortega JM, Barh D, Ghosh P, Azevedo VAC, Dos Santos MA, Gene (2020), 144168. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2019.144168.:.


Yellow fever virus re-emergence and spread in Southeast Brazil, 2016-2019.
Giovanetti M, Lima de Mendonça MC, Fonseca V, Mares-Guia MA, Fabri A, Xavier J, Goes de Jesus J, Gräf T, Damasceno Dos Santos Rodrigues C, Cardoso Dos Santos C, Alves Sampaio S, Lowen Levy Chalhoub F, Bruycker Nogueira F, Theze J, Pecego Martins Romano A, Garkauskas Ramos D, Luiz de Abreu A, Kleber Oliveira W, do Carmo Said RF, Campelo de Alburque CF, de Oliveira T, Fernandes CA, Ferreira Aguiar S, Chieppe A, Carvalho Sequeira P, Rodrigues Faria N, Venâncio Cunha R, Alcantara LCJ, Bispo de Filippis AM., Journal of Virology (2019), JVI.01623-19. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01623-19:.


Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases: Control and Prevention in the Genomics Era.
Fonseca V, Xavier J, San EJ, de Oliveira T, de Filippis AMB, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M, Current Topics in the Epidemiology of Vector-Borne (2019), DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.88769:.


Circulation of chikungunya virus East/Central/South African lineage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Xavier J, Giovanetti M, Fonseca V, Thézé J, Gräf T, Fabri A, Goes de Jesus J, Lima de Mendonça MC, Damasceno Dos Santos Rodrigues C, Mares-Guia MA, Cardoso Dos Santos C, Fraga de Oliveira Tosta S, Candido D, Ribeiro Nogueira RM, Luiz de Abreu A, Kleber Oliveira W, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Chieppe A, de Oliveira T, Brasil P, Calvet G, Carvalho Sequeira P, Rodrigues Faria N, Bispo de Filippis AM, Alcantara LCJ, PLoS One (2019), 14(6):e0217871:.


A computational method for the identification of Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya virus species and genotypes.
Fonseca V, Libin PJK, Theys K, Faria NR, Nunes MRT, Restovic MI, Freire M, Giovanetti M, Cuypers L, Nowé A, Abecasis A, Deforche K, Santiago GA, Siqueira IC, San EJ, Machado KCB, Azevedo V, Filippis AMB, Cunha RVD, Pybus OG, Vandamme AM, Alcantara LCJ, de Oliveira T, PLoS Negl Trop Dis (2019), 13(5):e0007231: doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007231.


Genome Detective: An Automated System for Virus Identification from High-throughput sequencing data..
Vilsker M, Moosa Y, Nooij S, Fonseca V, Ghysens Y, Dumon K, Pauwels R, Alcantara LC, Vanden Eynden E, Vandamme AM, Deforche K, de Oliveira T, Bioinformatics (2019), doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty695:.


Genomic and epidemiological monitoring of yellow fever virus transmission potential.
Faria NR, Kraemer MUG, S C Hill, J Goes de Jesus, R S Aguiar, F C M Iani, J Xavier, J Quick, L du Plessis, S Dellicour, J Thézé, R D O Carvalho, G Baele, C-H Wu, P P Silveira, M B Arruda, M A Pereira, G C Pereira, J Lourenço1, U Obolski, L Abade, T I Vasylyeva, M Giovanetti, D Yi, D J Weiss, G R W Wint, F M Shearer, S Funk, B Nikolay, Fonseca V, T E R Adelino, M A A Oliveira, M V F Silva, L Sacchetto, P O Figueiredo, I M Rezende, E M Mello, R F C Said, D A Santos, M L Ferraz, M G Brito, L F Santana, M T Menezes, R M Brindeiro, A Tanuri, F C P dos Santos, M S Cunha, J S Nogueira, I M Rocco, A C da Costa, S C V Komninakis, V Azevedo, A O Chieppe, E S M Araujo, M C L Mendonça, C C dos Santos, C D dos Santos, A M Mares-Guia, R M R Nogueira, P C Sequeira, R G Abreu, M H O Garcia, A L Abreu, O Okumoto, E G Kroon, C F C de Albuquerque, K Lewandowski, S T Pullan, M Carroll, de Oliveira T, E C Sabino, R P Souza, M A Suchard, P Lemey, G S Trindade, B P Drumond, A M B Filippis, N J Loman, S Cauchemez, Alcantara LCJ, Pybus OG , Science (2018), DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7115:.


Automated profiling of the human virome from raw metagenomic data.
Moosa Y, Vilsker M, Vanden Eyden E, Fonseca V, Nooij S, Deforche K, de Oliveira T, Virus Evolution (2017), : doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.033.


Human Retrovirus Codon Usage from tRNA Point of View: Therapeutic Insights.
Frias D, Monteiro-Cunha JP, Mota-Miranda AC, Fonseca V, de Oliveira T, Galvao-Castro B Alcantara LCJ, Bioinformatics and Biology Insights (2013), 7:1-11.


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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