Tulio de Oliveira
Prof. Tulio de Oliveira is a bioinformatician that has first moved to South Africa in 1997. He has received his BSc at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil and MSc/PhD at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, South Africa. He has been awarded two prestigious fellowships, an European Commission Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, U.K. from 2004 to 2006 (which was selected as one of top 20 inspiring researcher fellows in Europe) and a U.K. Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Edinburgh from 2015-2019. He was the Director of the Genomics Program at the Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in Mtubatuba and an Affiliate Senior Lecturer at the Division of Infection and Immunity at the University College London (UCL) from 2009 to 2016. In 2015, he was promoted to Professor at UKZN and in 2017, founded KRISP at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, South Africa. KRISP aims to create a scientific environment in (South) Africa that delivers high level science, creates innovations and reverses the brain drain. KRISP researchers have published 13 manuscripts in Science, Nature and Lancet journals in the first two years of operation!. We have also trained > 2000 individuals in scientific skills in Africa. Prof de Oliveira also has a number of affiliate positions, including a Senior Research Associate in CAPRISA and an Affiliate Professor at the Department of Global Health at University of Washington, Seattle, US. More info on Tulio de Oliveira's publication at Google Scholar and in this page. He is married and has three children, three nationalities (Brazilian, Portuguese and South African permanent residence), loves bio and human diversity and traveling around the world.