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


Convergence of HIV and non-communicable disease epidemics: Geospatial mapping of the unmet health needs in a HIV Hyperendemic South African community..
Cuadros DF, Devi C, Singh U, Olivier S, Castle A, Moosa Y, Edwards JA, Kim HY, Siedner MJ, Wong EB, Tanser F, medRxiv (2023), 2023.03.27.23287807. doi: 10.1101/2023.03.27.23287807:.

Omicron infection of vaccinated individuals enhances neutralizing immunity against the Delta variant. .
Khan K, Karim F, Cele S, San JE, Lustig G, Tegally H, Rosenberg Y, Bernstein M, Ganga Y, Jule Z, Reedoy K, Ngcobo N, Miya Y, Mazibuko M, Mthabela N, Mhlane Z, Mbatha N, Giandhari J, Ramphal Y, Naidoo T, Manickchund N, Magula N, Karim SA, Gray G, Hanekom W, von Gottberg A, Milo R, Gosnell B, Lessells R, de Oliveira T, Moore P, Moosa YS, Sigal A., medRxiv (2022), 2021.12.27.21268439. doi: 10.1101/2021.12.27.21268439:.

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, IJID (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.11.128:.

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:.

Emtricitabine-induced pure red cell aplasia.
Manickchund N, du Plessis C, John MA, Manzini TC, Gosnell BI, Lessells RJ, Moosa YS, South Afr J HIV Med (2019), 20(1):983. doi: 10.4102/sajhivmed.v20i1.983:.

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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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