About Joicymara Xavier

Email: joicy.xavier7@gmail.com / joicy.xavier@ufvj
Phone: + 27 (0) 64 679-6309 / +55 38 99171-795

Background:

I recently joined CERI for a PhD exchange period under the supervision of Prof. Tulio de Oliveira. I am a professor at the Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha and Mucuri (UFVJM) and co-founder of an NGO that teaches programming to young and socially vulnerable girls (Código X). Currently, I'm enrolled in a PhD in Bioinformatics with a focus on predicting the effects of mutations in the structure and function of proteins

I have been working with Information Technology for over 10 years, my previous experience includes Project Management, Web Development, Software Engineering, Software Reliability, among others. Currently, my main focus is on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and its applications in biological data.

Current Affiliations:

- Professor of Computer Science: Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM), Unaí, Brazil

- PhD student: René Rachou Institute (Fiocruz Minas), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

- PhD student: Institute of Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

- International Student: School of Data Science & Computational Thinking, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Education:

- Master in Computer Science from Federal University of Uberlândia, 2015

- Bachelor in Information Systems, State University of Minas Gerais, 2011

PUBLICATIONS

Genomic epidemiology of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Brazil.
Giovanetti M, Slavov SN, Fonseca V, Wilkinson E, Tegally H, Patané JSL, Viala VL, San EJ, Rodrigues ES, Santos EV, Aburjaile F, Xavier J, Fritsch H, Adelino TER, Pereira F, Leal A, Iani FCM, de Carvalho Pereira G, Vazquez C, Sanabria GME, Oliveira EC, Demarchi L, Croda J, Dos Santos Bezerra R, Paola Oliveira de Lima L, Martins AJ, Renata Dos Santos Barros C, Marqueze EC, de Souza Todao Bernardino J, Moretti DB, Brassaloti RA, de Lello Rocha Campos Cassano R, Mariani PDSC, Kitajima JP, Santos B, Proto-Siqueira R, Cantarelli VV, Tosta S, Nardy VB, Reboredo de Oliveira da Silva L, Gómez MKA, Lima JG, Ribeiro AA, Guimarães NR, Watanabe LT, Barbosa Da Silva L, da Silva Ferreira R, da Penha MPF, Ortega MJ, de la Fuente AG, Villalba S, Torales J, Gamarra ML, Aquino C, Figueredo GPM, Fava WS, Motta-Castro ARC, Venturini J, do Vale Leone de Oliveira SM, Gonçalves CCM, do Carmo Debur Rossa M, Becker GN, Giacomini MP, Marques NQ, Riediger IN, Raboni S, Mattoso G, Cataneo AD, Zanluca C, Duarte Dos Santos CN, Assato PA, Allan da Silva da Costa F, Poleti MD, Lesbon JCC, Mattos EC, Banho CA, Sacchetto L, Moraes MM, Grotto RMT, Souza-Neto JA, Nogueira ML, Fukumasu H, Coutinho LL, Calado RT, Neto RM, Bispo de Filippis AM, Venancio da Cunha R, Freitas C, Peterka CRL, de Fátima Rangel Fernandes C, Navegantes W, do Carmo Said RF, Campelo de A E Melo CF, Almiron M, Lourenço J, de Oliveira T, Holmes EC, Haddad R, Sampaio SC, Elias MC, Kashima S, Junior de Alcantara LC, Covas DT, Nature Microbiology (2022), doi: 10.1038/s41564-022-01191-z:.

Genomic epidemiology reveals the impact of national and international restrictions measures on the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Brazil.
Giovanetti M, Slavov SN, Fonseca V, Wilkinson E, Tegally H, Patané JSL, Viala VL, San JE, Rodrigues ES, Vieira Santos E, Aburjaile F, Xavier J, Fritsch H, Ribeiro Adelino TE, Pereira F, Leal A, Campos de Melo Iani F, de Carvalho Pereira G, Vazquez C, Mercedes Estigarribia Sanabria G, de Oliveira EC, Demarchi L, Croda J, Dos Santos Bezerra R, Oliveira de Lima LP, Martins AJ, Dos Santos Barros CR, Marqueze EC, de Souza Todao Bernardino J, Moretti DB, Brassaloti RA, de Lello Rocha Campos Cassano R, Drummond Sampaio Corrêa Mariani P, Kitajima JP, Santos B, Proto-Siqueira R, Cantarelli VV, Tosta S, Brandão Nardy V, Reboredo de Oliveira da Silva L, Astete Gómez MK, Lima JG, Ribeiro AA, Guimarães NR, Watanabe LT, Barbosa Da Silva L, da Silva Ferreira R, F da Penha MP, Ortega MJ, Gómez de la Fuente A, Villalba S, Torales J, Gamarra ML, Aquino C, Martínez Figueredo GP, Fava WS, Motta-Castro ARC, Venturini J, do Vale Leone de Oliveira SM, Cavalheiro Maymone Gonçalves C, Debur Rossa MDC, Becker GN, Presibella MM, Marques NQ, Riediger IN, Raboni S, Coelho GM, Cataneo AHD, Zanluca C, Dos Santos CND, Assato PA, Allan da Silva da Costa F, Poleti MD, Chagas Lesbon JC, Mattos EC, Banho CA, Sacchetto L, Moraes MM, Tommasini Grotto RM, Souza-Neto JA, Nogueira ML, Fukumasu H, Coutinho LL, Calado RT, Neto RM, Bispo de Filippis AM, Venancio da Cunha R, Freitas C, Leonel Peterka CR, Rangel Fernandes CF, de Araújo WN, do Carmo Said RF, Almiron M, Campelo de Albuquerque E Melo CF, Lourenço J, de Oliveira T, Holmes EC, Haddad R, Sampaio SC, Elias MC, Kashima S, de Alcantara LCJ, Covas DT, medRxiv [Preprint] (2022), 28:2021.10.07.21264644. doi: 10.1101/2021.10.07.21264644:.

Replacement of the Gamma by the Delta variant in Brazil: Impact of lineage displacement on the ongoing pandemic.
Giovanetti M, Fonseca V, Wilkinson E, Tegally H, San EJ, Althaus CL, Xavier J, Nanev Slavov S, Viala VL, Ranieri Jerônimo Lima A, Ribeiro G, Souza-Neto JA, Fukumasu H, Lehmann Coutinho L, Venancio da Cunha R, Freitas C, Campelo de A E Melo CF, Navegantes de Araújo W, Do Carmo Said RF, Almiron M, de Oliveira T, Coccuzzo Sampaio S, Elias MC, Covas DT, Holmes EC, Lourenço J, Kashima S, de Alcantara LCJ, Virus Evolution (2022), doi: 10.1093/ve/veac024:.

A Retrospective Overview of Zika Virus Evolution in the Midwest of Brazil..
Giovanetti M, Pereira LA, Adelino TÉR, Fonseca V, Xavier J, de Araújo Fabri A, Slavov SN, da Silva Lemos P, de Almeida Marques W, Kashima S, Lourenço J, de Oliveira T, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Freitas C, Peterka CRL, da Cunha RV, Mendonça AF, Lemes da Silva V, Alcantara LCJ, Microbiol Spectr. (2022), e0015522. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.00155-22:.

West Nile Virus in Brazil.
Costa WE, Giovanetti M, Silva Catenacci L, Fonseca V, Aburjaile FF, Chalhoub FLL, Xavier J, Campos de Melo Iani F, da Cunha E Silva Vieira MA, Freitas Henriques D, Medeiros DBA, Guedes MIMC, Senra Álvares da Silva Santos B, Gonçalves Silva AS, de Pino Albuquerque Maranhão R, da Costa Faria NR, Farinelli de Siqueira R, de Oliveira T, Ribeiro Leite Jardim Cavalcante K, Oliveira de Moura NF, Pecego Martins Romano A, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Soares Feitosa LC, Martins Bayeux JJ, Bertoni Cavalcanti Teixeira R, Lisboa Lobato O, da Costa Silva S, Bispo de Filippis AM, Venancio da Cunha R, Lourenco J, Alcantara LCJ, Pathogens (2021), 10(7):896. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10070896:.

Molecular surveillance of the on-going SARS-COV-2 epidemic in Ribeirao Preto City, Brazil.
Slavov SN, Giovanetti M, Bezerra RS, Fonseca V, Santos EV, Rodrigues ES, Adelino T, Xavier J, Borges JS, Evaristo M, Pereira GC, Yamamoto AY, Clé DV, Calado RT, Covas DT, Alcantara LCJ, Kashima S, Infect Genet Evol (2021), 2021; Volume 93, September 2021, 104976:.

Promoting Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) During Brazilian Activities of Genomic and Epidemiological Surveillance of Arboviruses.
Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, Dorea AS, Ferreira QR, Marques WA, Barros JJF, Adelino TER, Tosta S, Fritsch H, Iani FCM, Mares-Guia MA, Salgado A, Fonseca V, Xavier J, Lopes EN, Soares GC, Amarante MFC, Azevedo V, Kruger A, Matta GC, Paineiras-Domingos LL, Colonnello C, Filippis AMB, Montesano C, Colizzi V, Barreto FK, Front. Public Health (2021), v. 9, p. 1, 2021.:.

Short report: Introduction of chikungunya virus ECSA genotype into the Brazilian Midwest and its dispersion through the Americas.
de Oliveira EC, Fonseca V, Xavier J, Adelino T, Morales Claro I, Fabri A, Macario EM, Viniski AE, Souza CLC, Costa ESG, Sousa CS, Duarte FGD, Medeiros AC, Albuquerque CFC, Cunha RV, Moura NFO, Filippis AMB, de Oliveira T, Lourenço J, Abreu AL, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M , PLoS Negl Trop Dis (2021), 2021; 15(4): e0009290. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009290:.

Field and classroom initiatives for portable sequence-based monitoring of dengue virus in Brazil.
Adelino TÉR, Giovanetti M, Fonseca V, Xavier J, de Abreu ÁS, do Nascimento VA, Demarchi LHF, Oliveira MAA, da Silva VL, de Mello ALES, Cunha GM, Santos RH, de Oliveira EC, Júnior JAC, de Melo Iani FC, de Filippis AMB, de Abreu AL, de Jesus R, de Albuquerque CFC, Rico JM, do Carmo Said RF, Silva JA, de Moura NFO, Leite P, Frutuoso LCV, Haddad SK, Martínez A, Barreto FK, Vazquez CC, da Cunha RV, Araújo ELL, de Oliveira Tosta SF, de Araújo Fabri A, Chalhoub FLL, da Silva Lemos P, de Bruycker-Nogueira F, de Castro Lichs GG, Zardin MCSU, Segovia FMC, Gonçalves CCM, Grillo ZDCF, Slavov SN, Pereira LA, Mendonça AF, Pereira FM, de Magalhaes JJF, Dos Santos Júnior ACM, de Lima MM, Nogueira RMR, Góes-Neto A, de Carvalho Azevedo VA, Ramalho DB, Oliveira WK, Macario EM, de Medeiros AC, Pimentel V; Latin American Genomic Surveillance Arboviral Network, Holmes EC, de Oliveira T, Lourenco J, Alcantara LCJ, Nature Communications (2021), 12(1):2296. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22607-0.:.

Epidemiologic History and Genetic Diversity Origins of Chikungunya and Dengue Viruses, Paraguay.
Graf T, Vazquez C, Giovanetti M, de Bruycker-Nogueira F, Fonseca V, Claro IM, de Jesus JG, Gómez A, Xavier J, de Mendonça MCL, Villalba S, Torales J, Gamarra ML, Thézé J, de Filippis AMB, Azevedo V, de Oliveira T, Franco L, de Albuquerque CFC, Irala S, Holmes EC, Méndez Rico JA, Alcantara LCJ, Emerg Infect Dis (2021), 27(5):1393-1404. doi: 10.3201/eid2705.204244:.

Epidemiology and evolution of Zika virus in Minas Gerais, Southeast Brazil.
Iani FCM, Giovanetti M, Fonseca V, Souza WM, Adelino TER, Xavier J, Jesus JG, Pereira MA, Silva MVF, Costa AVB, Silva EC, Mendes MCO, Filippis AMB, Albuquerque CFC, Abreu AL, Oliveira MAA, Alcantara LCJ, Faria NR., Infect Genet Evol (2021), S1567-1348(21)00082-4:.

Chikungunya virus ECSA lineage reintroduction in the northeasternmost region of Brazil.
Xavier J, Fonseca V, Bezerra JF, Do Monte Alves M, Mares-Guia NA, Claro IM, De Jesus R, Adelino T, Araujo E, Cavalcante KRLJ, Tosta S, De Souza TR, Moreira Da Cruz FE, De Araujo Fabri A, de Oliveira EC, De Moura NFO, Do Carmo Said RF, De Albuquerque CFC, Azevedo V, de Oliveira T, De Filippis AMB, Venancio Da Cunha R, Luz KG, Giovanetti M, Alcantara L, IJID (2021), S1201-9712(21)00037-0:.

Pan-genomics of virus and its applications.
Giovanetti M, Salgado A, Fonseca V, Tosta SFO, Xavier J, de Jesus JG, Iani FCM, Adelino TER, Barreto FK, Faria NR, De Oliveira T, Alcantara LCJ., Academic Press (2020), 2020; Pages 237-250:.

Portable sequencing in the field and the classroom: a retrospective examination of the circulation of DENV1 and DENV2 in Brazil.
Adelino TER, Giovanetti M, Fonseca V, Xavier J, Salgado A, Nascimento V, Demarchi LH, Oliveira M, Silva V, Mello A, Muricy G, Santos R, Oliveira E, Junior JAC, Iani F, de Filippis AMB, Abreu AL, de Jesus R, Albuquerque CF, Rico J, Said R, Silva J, Moura N, Leite P, Vinhal L, Kashima S, Martinez AA, Khouri F, Vazquez C, Cunha R, Araujo E, Tosta S, Fabri A, Chalhoub F, Lemos P, de Bruycker-Nogueira F, Lichs G, Zardin M, Cardozo F, Goncalves C, Fernandez Z, Slavov S, Pereira LA, Mendonca AF, Pereira F, Magalhaes J, de Castro A, Lima M, Nogueira R, Goes A, Azevedo V, Ramalho D, Oliveira W, Medeiros A, Pimentel V, Latin American Genomic Surveillance Arboviral Network, Holmes EC, de Oliveira T, Lourenco J, Alcantara LCJ, medRxiv (2020), https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.01.20183301:.

Yellow fever transmission in non-human primates, Bahia, Northeastern Brazil.
Goes de Jesus J, Gräf T, Giovanetti M, Mares-Guia MA, Xavier J, Lima Maia M, Fonseca V, Fabri A, Santos RF, Pereira FM, Santos LFO, Silva LRO, Maia ZPG, Cerqueira JXG, Thèze J, Abade L, Cordeiro MCS, Torquato SSC, Santana EB, Silva NSJ, Dourado RSO, Alves AB, Guedes AS, Filho PMC, Faria NR, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Abreu AL, Romano APM, Croda J, Said RFC, Cunha GM, Cerqueira JMF, Mello ALS, Filippis AMB, Alcantara LCJ., PLoS Negl Trop Dis (2020), 14(8): e0008405. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008405:14(8): e0008405.

The ongoing COVID-19 epidemic in Minas Gerais, Brazil: insights from epidemiological data and SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing.
Xavier J, Giovanetti M, Adelino T, Fonseca V, da Costa AVB, Ribeiro AA, Felicio KN, Duarte CG, Silva MVF, Salgado A, Lima MT, de Jesus D, Fabri A, Zoboli CFS, Santos TGS, Iani F,de Filippis AMB, de Siqueira AMNT, de Abreu AL, de Azevedo V, Ramalho DBR, de Albuquerque CFC, de Oliveira T, Holmes EC, Lourenco J, Alcantara CLJ, Oliveira MAA, Emerging Microbes & Infections (2020), vol 9:.

Genomic and Epidemiological Surveillance of Zika Virus in the Amazon Region.
Giovanetti M, Faria NR, Lourenco J, Goes de Jesus J, Xavier J, Claro IM, Kraemer MUG, Fonseca V, Dellicour S, Theze J, da Silva Salles F, Graef T, Silveira PP, Costa de Souza V, Alves do Nascimento V, Campos de Melo Iani F, Castilho-Martins EA, Cruz LN, Wallau G, Fabri A, Levy F, Quick J, de Azevedo V, Santana Aguiar R, de Oliveira T, Botto de Menezes C, da Costa Castilho M, Matos Terra T, Souza da Silva M, Bispo de Filippis M, Luiz de Abreu A, Kleber Oliveira W, Croda J, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Nunes MRT, Cerdeira Sabino E, Loman N, Gomes Naveca F, Pybus O, Alcantara LC., Cell Reports (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2020.01.085:.

Persistence of chikungunya ECSA genotype and local outbreak in an upper medium class neighborhood in Northeast Brazil.
Goes de Jesus J, da Luz Wallau G, Lima Maia M, Xavier J, Oliveira Lima MA, Fonseca V, Salgado de Abreu A, Fraga de Oliveira Tosta S, Ramos do Amaral H, Andrade Barbosa Lima I, Viana Silva P, Carlos Dos Santos D, Sousa de Oliveira A, Campos de Souza S, Barreto Falcão M, Cerqueira E, Ceschini Machado L, Sobral MC, Teodoro Rezende TM, Ribeiro Pereira M, Mota Pereira F, Pereira Gusmão Maia Z, Freitas de Oliveira França R, Luiz de Abreu A, Campelo de Albuquerque E Melo CF, Rodrigues Faria N, Venâncio da Cunha R, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, PLoS ONE (2020), 15(1):e0226098. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226098:.

Return of the founder Chikungunya virus to its place of introduction into Brazil is revealed by genomic characterization of exanthematic disease cases..
Pereira Gusmão Maia Z, Mota Pereira F, do Carmo Said RF, Fonseca V, Gräf T, de Bruycker Nogueira F, Brandão Nardy V, Xavier J, Lima Maia M, Abreu AL, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Kleber Oliveira W, Croda J, de Filippis AMB, Venancio Cunha R, Lourenço J, de Oliveira T, Faria NR, Junior Alcantara LC, Giovanetti M, Emerg Microbes Infect. (2020), 9(1):53-57. doi: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1701954:.

Yellow fever virus re-emergence and spread in Southeast Brazil, 2016-2019.
Giovanetti M, Lima de Mendonça MC, Fonseca V, Mares-Guia MA, Fabri A, Xavier J, Goes de Jesus J, Gräf T, Damasceno Dos Santos Rodrigues C, Cardoso Dos Santos C, Alves Sampaio S, Lowen Levy Chalhoub F, Bruycker Nogueira F, Theze J, Pecego Martins Romano A, Garkauskas Ramos D, Luiz de Abreu A, Kleber Oliveira W, do Carmo Said RF, Campelo de Alburque CF, de Oliveira T, Fernandes CA, Ferreira Aguiar S, Chieppe A, Carvalho Sequeira P, Rodrigues Faria N, Venâncio Cunha R, Alcantara LCJ, Bispo de Filippis AM., Journal of Virology (2019), JVI.01623-19. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01623-19:.

Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases: Control and Prevention in the Genomics Era.
Fonseca V, Xavier J, San EJ, de Oliveira T, de Filippis AMB, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M, Current Topics in the Epidemiology of Vector-Borne (2019), DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.88769:.

Circulation of chikungunya virus East/Central/South African lineage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Xavier J, Giovanetti M, Fonseca V, Thézé J, Gräf T, Fabri A, Goes de Jesus J, Lima de Mendonça MC, Damasceno Dos Santos Rodrigues C, Mares-Guia MA, Cardoso Dos Santos C, Fraga de Oliveira Tosta S, Candido D, Ribeiro Nogueira RM, Luiz de Abreu A, Kleber Oliveira W, Campelo de Albuquerque CF, Chieppe A, de Oliveira T, Brasil P, Calvet G, Carvalho Sequeira P, Rodrigues Faria N, Bispo de Filippis AM, Alcantara LCJ, PLoS One (2019), 14(6):e0217871:.