Evolutionary Biology Group, Oxford BioAfrica

Developers of the Virus Genotyping Tools:

The virus genotyping tools are a collaborative project lead by Tulio de Oliveira at the University of Oxford, UK. The project involves many Universities and Institutes. These include members of the following groups:

The Zoology Department, University of Oxford, U.K.
-   Tulio de Oliveira
-   Oliver Pybus

Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
-   Andrew Rambaut

Prof. Anne-Mieke Vandamme and Prof. Marc Van Ranst, REGA Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
-    Ana Abecasis
-    Koen Deforche
-    Annabel Rector
-    Joke Snoeck
-    Sonia Van Dooren
-    Marc Van Ranst
-    Anne-Mieke Vandamme

Dr  Ricardo Camacho, Virology Laboratory, Hospital Egas Moniz,  Portugal
-    Ricardo Camacho

Prof. Sharon Cassol,  HIV-1 Immune Pathogenesis and Therapeutics Research Program,  University of Pretoria, South Africa.
-    Sharon Cassol
-    Taryn Page

Prof. Bernardo Galvao-Castro, Laboratorio Avancado de Saude Publica (LASP) CPqGM/FIOCRUZ, Brazil
-    Luiz Carlos Alcantara
-    Bernardo Galvao-Castro
-    Ramon Moreau

Prof. Marco Salemi, Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
-    Marco Salemi

Prof. Arnaldo Zaha, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
-    Sabrina Matos Almeida
-    Arnaldo Zaha

The following groups also mirror the virus genotyping tools:
  • Prof. Robert Shafer, Stanford University, USA.
  • The Evolution group, Zoology department of the University of Hong Kong, China.
  • Prof. Yutaka Takebe, AIDS Research Center in the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan.

Publications: (How to cite the tools?)

These tools are not yet published. In the mean time please cite the following paper:

An Automated Genotyping System for Analysis of HIV-1 and other Microbial Sequences.

T. de Oliveira,K. Deforche, S. Cassol, M. Salminem, D. Paraskevis, C. Seebregts, J. Snoeck, E. J. van Rensburg ,A. M. J. Wensing, D.A. van de Vijver, C. A. Boucher , R. Camacho , and A-M Vandamme.
2005; 21 (19), 3797-3800.

Funded by the Marie Curie Fellowship, Flanders Bilateral Cooperation Program,Wellcome Trust and Royal Society, UK.

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For questions, suggestions or problems please contact:  Dr. Tulio de Oliveira.