About Dr Emmanuel James Sansanemmanueljames@gmail.com +27 (0) 72 529 0848
Dr San is a bioinformatics data science postdoctoral researcher at the CERI-KRISP. He completed his PhD in Medicine, Majoring in Virology at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His PhD research focused on the analysis and visualization of complex viral genomic and associated epidemiological datasets to infer their introduction, evolution, transmission and spatio-temporal spread. He also possess in-depth experience characterizing bacterial communities using the 16S-rRNA marker gene and analysing host factors affecting the distribution of these communities. Prior to his doctoral studies, he received a BSc. In Computer Science and MSc. In Data Communication and Software Engineering at Makerere University. Dr. Sanâs research interests include Bioinformatics Software, Databases and Pipelines Development, Next Generation Sequence Data Management and Analysis (Genomic Epidemiology, Phylogenetics, Phylogeography, Transmission Clusters, Recombination, Epistasis, Drug Resistance, and Microbiome), and High Performance and Cloud Computing for Data Intensive Projects. Dr. San has over 30 publications, with many of them in the top scientific journals including Nature, Science and Lancet.
KRISP - KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform, UKZN, Durban, South Africa.
CERI - Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
PhD in Medicine, Makerere University, 2021. Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Master of Science in Data Communications and Software Engineering, Makerere University, 2016. Funded by the Forgarty International Center Scholarship.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Makerere University, 2009
Omicron infection enhances Delta antibody immunity in vaccinated persons.
Replacement of the Gamma by the Delta variant in Brazil: Impact of lineage displacement on the ongoing pandemic.
Rapid Replacement of SARS-CoV-2 Variants by Delta and Subsequent Arrival of Omicron, Uganda, 2021.
Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 sequencing using the ONT GridION and the Illumina MiSeq.
HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2: Patterns in the evolution of two pandemic pathogens..
The emergence and ongoing convergent evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 N501Y lineages
Implementation of an efficient SARS-CoV-2 specimen pooling strategy for high throughput diagnostic testing.
Sixteen novel lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa.
High Resolution analysis of Transmission Dynamics of Sars-Cov-2 in Two Major Hospital Outbreaks in South Africa Leveraging Intrahost Diversity.
Current Affairs of Microbial Genome-Wide Association Studies: Approaches, Bottlenecks and Analytical Pitfalls.
Analysis of the microarray gene expression for breast cancer progression after the application modified logistic regression.
Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases: Control and Prevention in the Genomics Era.
A computational method for the identification of Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya virus species and genotypes.