DATA MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS (DMA) AND NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING (NGS) CORE

DMAC leads data sharing efforts with the Open Science Data Platform and coordinating center (OSDP &CC) and other DS-I Africa funded projects. The core manages the Hub’s existing data on SARS-CoV-2 and HIV through the Terra workspace that enables INFORM Africa researchers and others to take advantage of large datasets in the cloud; and generates additional data through its NGS as needed.

INFORM Africa DATA AND ANALYSIS LANDSCAPE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR​

Tulio De Oliveira, PhD

Tulio De Oliveira, PhD

Prof de Oliveira’s research interests concentrate on viral evolution under selection pressure created in the transmission, acquisition, and drug escape processes. A particular point of interest is the study of viruses’ origins and the effect of the network of transmissions in the spread of epidemics in Africa and other continents. He also enjoys developing bioinformatics software applications and running a next-generation sequencing (NGS) and innovation research centre.

TEAM MEMBERS

Cheryl Baxter, Ph.D.

Cheryl Baxter, Ph.D.

Project Manager

Houriiyah Tegally, Ph.D.

Houriiyah Tegally, Ph.D

Data Manager 

Joicymara Xavier

Joicymara Xavier

Consultant 

Fati Murtala- Ibrahim, MPH

Fati Murtala- Ibrahim

Member: Data Unit

Nifarta Andrew Peingurta

Nifarta Andrew Peingurta

Member Data Unit

Eduan Wilkinson

Eduan Wilkinson

Bioinformatician 

Wasim Abdool Karim

Wasim Abdool Karim

Bioinformatician