About Dr. Yumna Moosa

yumbilina@gmail.com +27 (0) 31 260 3744


Interested in the use of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology and bioinformatics methods to survey the microbiome and virome present in a clinical sample.

Current Affiliations:

MSC/PhD student, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa.

Fellow, Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa.

Student Council President: South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi).


Pure mathematics, University of South Africa, 2015

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), University of Cape Town, 2012

Top 10 (silver medalist) in the South African Mathematics Olympiad, 2005


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:.

Case report: mechanisms of HIV elite control in two African women.
Moosa Y, Tanko RF, Ramsuran V, Singh R, Madzivhandila M, Yende-Zuma N, Abrahams MR, Selhorst P, Gounder K, Moore PL, Williamson C, Abdool Karim SS, Garrett NJ, Burgers WA, BMC Infect Dis (2018), 18(1):54. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-2961-8:.

Highlights of the second ISCB Student Council Symposium in Africa, 2017.
Rafael CN, Ashano E, Moosa Y, Shome S, DeBlasio D, F1000 Research (2017), 6(ISCB Comm J):2183 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.13463.1).

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.

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