Newsletter, Dec 2016: Ethics & phylogenetics, HIV transmission cycle, UNAIDS Report, Drug resistance increases in Africa

BioAfrica & SATuRN - 2016-12-15

The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our research work. In this December 2016 issue of our newsletter, we have included interesting news, blogs, reports, tweets, publications and training information produced by our group.


In this issue our highlights are:

- Publication - Lancet HIV: Transmission networks and risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a community-wide phylogenetic study.

- UNAIDS Report 2016 - Get on the Fast-Track: Cover our phylogenetic results and the life-cycle approach to HIV

- Publication - Nature Reviews Genetics: Microbial genome-wide association studies: lessons from human GWAS

- Publication ? Lancet Infectious Diseases: Occult HIV-1 drug resistance following failure of 1stline Tenofovir in sub Saharan Africa: a retrospective multi-centre cohort study.

- Commentary - Lancet Infectious Diseases: Time to get serious with HIV-1 resistance in sub-Saharan Africa

- Workshop: Ethics and Viral Genomics: An Exploration of Ethical Issues Associated with HIV Phylogenetics, Durban, 9 December 2016


The newsletter is open accessible at:

(http://bioafrica.net/manuscripts/SATuRNnewsletter_4_2016.pdf)

We hope that you enjoy our newsletters. We think that they are truly interesting and we really have enjoyed producing it!

Produced by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira (Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN & CAPRISA, South Africa)

Links:

http://bioafrica.net/manuscripts/SATuRNnewsletter_4_2016.pdf

Publication cited

Spread of yellow fever virus outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2015-16: a modelling study. Kraemer MUG, Faria NR, Reiner Jr RC, Golding N, Nikolay B, Stasse S, Johansson MA, Salje H, Faye O, Wint GRW, Niedrig M, Shearer FM, Hill SC, Thompson RN, Bisanzio D, Taveira N, Nax HH, Pradelski BSR, Nsoesie EO, Murphy NR, Bogoch II, Khan K, Brownstein JS, Tatem AJ, de Oliveira T, Smith DL, Sall AA, Pybus OG, Hay SI, Cauchemez S, Lancet Infectious Diseases (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30513-8:.