About Dr Vagner Fonseca

vagner.fonseca@gmail.com +27 (0) 79 623 3560 / +55 71 9 8748-9266

Dr Vagner Fonseca is a bioinformatician in viral evolution and a data scientist. He has a PhD in medicine, majoring in Virology at the UKZN and a PhD in Bioinformatics at the UFMG. He has developed abilities to work with teams and setting up very advanced bioinformatics systems in the laboratory and in the field. He has been working with the genomic surveillance of Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, HIV, Yellow Fever Virus, West Nile Virus SARS-CoV-2 and Rift Valley Fever Viruses. Dr Fonseca isn’t afraid of going into the field to set up mobile genomic laboratories to respond to the epidemics as they are ongoing. His primary skills are Bioinformatics Software Development, Databases, BigData, Pipelines Development, Next Generation Sequence data Management and Analysis, Genomic Epidemiology, Phylogenetics, Phylogeography, Transmission Clusters, Recombination analysis and High Performance and Cloud Computing for Data Intensive Projects.

Besides that, Dr Fonseca has been active in Information Technology sector since 2004 with: Systems Analysis and Development, Project Management and IT Infrastructure Projects. I am experienced in large projects and high complexity, covering the following areas of activity: Analysis and systems development (Web/Desktop/Mobile), Analysis and Development for Databases (Administration, Modeling, Data Migration, Tuning SQL, Optimization, Functions, Triggers and Stored Procedures), Development team manager, identification of functional prerequisites (APF, RUP, UML), Systems Auditing, Software Quality, Agile Methods, Configuration and Windows/Linux Servers Maintenance, Configuration Management and Continuous Integration Servers.



Affiliations:

KRISP - KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform, UKZN, Durban, South Africa.

CERI - Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

PAHO/WHO - Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Brazil.



Education:

PhD in Bioinformatics, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, 2022.

PhD in Medicine, Majoring in Virology at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa, 2021.

Master of Biotechnology in Health and Investigative Medicine, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, 2016

Bachelor of Information Systems, University of the State of Bahia, 2013

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 surveillance of Rift Valley fever virus: from sequencing to lineage assignment.
Juma J, Fonseca V, Konongoi SL, van Heusden P, Roesel K, Sang R, Bett B, Christoffels A, de Oliveira T, Oyola SO, BMC Genomics (2022), 23(1):520. doi: 10.1186/s12864-022-08764-6:.

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:.

Rapid replacement of the Beta variant by the Delta variant in South Africa.
Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Althaus C, Giovanetti M, San J, Giandhari J, Pillay S, Naidoo Y, Ramphal U, Msomi N, Mlisana K, Amoako D, Everatt J, Mohale T, Nguni A, Mahlangu B, Ntuli N, Khumalo Z, Makatini Z, Wolter N, Scheepers C, Ismail A, Doolabh D, Joseph R, Strydom A, Mendes A, Davids M, Mayaphi S, Ramphal Y, Maharaj A, Karim W, Tshiabuila D, Anyaneji U, Singh L, Engelbrecht S, Fonseca V, Marais K, Korsman S, Hardie D, Hsiao N, Maponga T, van Zyl G, Marais G, Iranzadeh A, Martin D, Alcantara L, Bester P, Nyaga M, Subramoney K, Treurnicht F, Venter M, Goedhals D, Preiser W, Bhiman J, vonGottberg A, Williamson C, Lessells R, de Oliveira T, medRxiv (2021), MEDRXIV-2021-264018v1:.

A year of genomic surveillance reveals how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic unfolded in Africa .
Wilkinson E, Giovanetti M, Tegally H, San JE, Lessells R, Cuadros D, Martin DP, Rasmussen DA, Zekri AN, Sangare AK, Ouedraogo AS, Sesay AK, Priscilla A, Kemi AS, Olubusuyi AM, Oluwapelumi AOO, Hammami A, Amuri AA, Sayed A, Ouma AEO, Elargoubi A, Ajayi NA, Victoria AF, Kazeem A, George A, Trotter AJ, Yahaya AA, Keita AK, Diallo A, Kone A, Souissi A, Chtourou A, Gutierrez AV, Page AJ, Vinze A, Iranzadeh A, Lambisia A, Ismail A, Rosemary A, Sylverken A, Femi A, Ibrahimi A, Marycelin B, Oderinde BS, Bolajoko B, Dhaala B, Herring BL, Njanpop-Lafourcade BM, Kleinhans B, McInnis B, Tegomoh B, Brook C, Pratt CB, Scheepers C, Akoua-Koffi CG, Agoti CN, Peyrefitte C, Daubenberger C, Morang'a CM, Nokes DJ, Amoako DG, Bugembe DL, Park D, Baker D, Doolabh D, Ssemwanga D, Tshiabuila D, Bassirou D, Amuzu DSY, Goedhals D, Omuoyo DO, Maruapula D, Foster-Nyarko E, Lusamaki EK, Simulundu E, Ong'era EM, Ngabana EN, Shumba E, El Fahime E, Lokilo E, Mukantwari E, Philomena E, Belarbi E, Simon-Loriere E, Anoh EA, Leendertz F, Ajili F, Enoch FO, Wasfi F, Abdelmoula F, Mosha FS, Takawira FT, Derrar F, Bouzid F, Onikepe F, Adeola F, Muyembe FM, Tanser F, Dratibi FA, Mbunsu GK, Thilliez G, Kay GL, Githinji G, van Zyl G, Awandare GA, Schubert G, Maphalala GP, Ranaivoson HC, Lemriss H, Anise H, Abe H, Karray HH, Nansumba H, Elgahzaly HA, Gumbo H, Smeti I, Ayed IB, Odia I, Ben Boubaker IB, Gaaloul I, Gazy I, Mudau I, Ssewanyana I, Konstantinus I, Lekana-Douk JB, Makangara JC, Tamfum JM, Heraud JM, Shaffer JG, Giandhari J, Li J, Yasuda J, Mends JQ, Kiconco J, Morobe JM, Gyapong JO, Okolie JC, Kayiwa JT, Edwards JA, Gyamfi J, Farah J, Nakaseegu J, Ngoi JM, Namulondo J, Andeko JC, Lutwama JJ, O'Grady J, Siddle K, Adeyemi KT, Tumedi KA, Said KM, Hae-Young K, Duedu KO, Belyamani L, Fki-Berrajah L, Singh L, Martins LO, Tyers L, Ramuth M, Mastouri M, Aouni M, El Hefnawi M, Matsheka MI, Kebabonye M, Diop M, Turki M, Paye M, Nyaga MM, Mareka M, Damaris MM, Mburu MW, Mpina M, Nwando M, Owusu M, Wiley MR, Youtchou MT, Ayekaba MO, Abouelhoda M, Seadawy MG, Khalifa MK, Sekhele M, Ouadghiri M, Diagne MM, Mwenda M, Allam M, Phan MVT, Abid N, Touil N, Rujeni N, Kharrat N, Ismael N, Dia N, Mabunda N, Hsiao NY, Silochi NB, Nsenga N, Gumede N, Mulder N, Ndodo N, Razanajatovo NH, Iguosadolo N, Judith O, Kingsley OC, Sylvanus O, Peter O, Femi O, Idowu O, Testimony O, Chukwuma OE, Ogah OE, Onwuamah CK, Cyril O, Faye O, Tomori O, Ondoa P, Combe P, Semanda P, Oluniyi PE, Arnaldo P, Quashie PK, Dussart P, Bester PA, Mbala PK, Ayivor-Djanie R, Njouom R, Phillips RO, Gorman R, Kingsley RA, Carr RAA, El Kabbaj S, Gargouri S, Masmoudi S, Sankhe S, Lawal SB, Kassim S, Trabelsi S, Metha S, Kammoun S, Lemriss S, Agwa SHA, Calvignac-Spencer S, Schaffner SF, Doumbia S, Mandanda SM, Aryeetey S, Ahmed SS, Elhamoumi S, Andriamandimby S, Tope S, Lekana-Douki S, Prosolek S, Ouangraoua S, Mundeke SA, Rudder S, Panji S, Pillay S, Engelbrecht S, Nabadda S, Behillil S, Budiaki SL, van der Werf S, Mashe T, Aanniz T, Mohale T, Le-Viet T, Schindler T, Anyaneji UJ, Chinedu U, Ramphal U, Jessica U, George U, Fonseca V, Enouf V, Gorova V, Roshdy WH, Ampofo WK, Preiser W, Choga WT, Bediako Y, Naidoo Y, Butera Y, de Laurent ZR, Sall AA, Rebai A, von Gottberg A, Kouriba B, Williamson C, Bridges DJ, Chikwe I, Bhiman JN, Mine M, Cotten M, Moyo S, Gaseitsiwe S, Saasa N, Sabeti PC, Kaleebu P, Tebeje YK, Tessema SK, Happi C, Nkengasong J, de Oliveira T, Science (2021), DOI: 10.1126/science.abj4336:.

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:.

Short Report: Early genomic detection of SARS-CoV-2 P.1 variant in Northeast Brazil.
Tosta S, Giovanetti M, Brandão Nardy V, Reboredo de Oliveira da Silva L, Kelly Astete Gomez M, Gomes Lima J, Wanderley Cardoso C, Oliveira Silva T, Sao Pedro Leal de Souza M, Presta Dia PH, Fonseca V, de Oliveira T, Lourenco J, Carlos Junior Alcantara L, Pereira F, Leal A, PLoS Negl Trop Dis. (2021), 15(7):e0009591. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009591:.

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.:.

Betacoronaviruses genome analysis reveals evolution toward specific codons usage: Implications for SARS-CoV-2 mitigation strategies.
Lopes EN, Fonseca V, Frias D, Tosta S, Salgado A, Vialle RA, Toscano PES, Barreto FK, Azevedo VA, Guarino M, Angeletti S, Ciccozzi M, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M, J Med Virol (2021), 2021; 1- 5. DOI: 10.1002/jmv.27056:.

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:.

Genomic Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Involving E484K Spike Mutation, Brazil.
Nonaka CV, Franco M, Gräf T, Lorenzo BC, Avila MR, Sousa K, Neiva LMC, Fonseca V, Mendes AVA, Aguiar RS, Giovanetti M, Freitas BS., Emerg Infect Dis (2021), 2021;27(5):1522-1524.:.

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.:.

SARS-CoV-2 shifting transmission dynamics and hidden reservoirs potentially limit efficacy of public health interventions in Italy.
Giovanetti M, Cella E, Benedetti F, Rife Magalis B, Fonseca V, Fabris S, Campisi G, Ciccozzi A, Angeletti S, Borsetti A, Tambone V, Sagnelli C, Pascarella S, Riva A, Ceccarelli G, Marcello A, Azarian T, Wilkinson E, de Oliveira T, Alcantara LCJ, Cauda R, Caruso A, Dean NE, Browne C, Lourenco J, Salemi M, Zella D, Ciccozzi M, Communications Biology (2021), 4(1):489. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-02025-0.:.

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:.

Genomic surveillance activities unveil the introduction of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.525 variant of interest in Brazil: Case report.
Pereira F, Tosta S, Lima MM, Reboredo de Oliveira da Silva L, Nardy VB, Gomez MKA, Lima JG, Fonseca V, de Oliveira T, Lourenco J, Alcantara LC Jr, Giovanetti M, Leal A, J Med Virol (2021), doi: 10.1002/jmv.27086:.

Genomic evidence of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection case with the emerging B.1.2 variant in Brazil.
Fonseca V, de Jesus R, Adelino T, Reis AB, de Souza BB, Ribeiro AA, Guimaraes NR, Livorati MTFP, Neto DFL, Kato RB, Portela LMO, Dutra LH, Freitas C, de Abreu AL, Filizzola ERM, de Medeiros AC, Iani FCM, Carvalho G, Lourenco J, de Oliveira T, Alcantara LCJ, Giovanetti M, Journal of Infection (2021), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2021.05.014:.

Transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 within-host diversity in two major hospital outbreaks in South Africa.
San JE, Ngcapu S, Kanzi AM, Tegally H, Fonseca V, Giandhari J, Wilkinson E, Nelson CW, Smidt W, Kiran AM, Chimukangara B, Pillay S, Singh L, Fish M, Gazy I, Martin DP, Khanyile K, Lessells R, de Oliveira T., Virus Evolution (2021), 7(1):veab041. doi: 10.1093/ve/veab041. eCollection 2021 Jan:.

Emergence of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern with mutations in spike glycoprotein.
Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Giovanetti M, Iranzadeh A, Fonseca V, Giandhari J, Doolabh D, Pillay S, San E, Msomi N, Mlisana K, Gottberg A, Walaza S, Allam M, Ismail A, Mohale T, Glass A, Engelbrecht S, Zyl G, Preiser W, Petruccione F, Sigal A, Hardie D, Marais G, Hsiao M, Korsman S, Davies M, Tyers L, Mudau I, York D, Maslo C, Goedhals D, Abrahams S, Laguda-Akingba O, Alisoltani-Dehkordi A, Godzik A, Wibmer Cos, Sewell B, Lourenco J, Alcantara Ls, Kosakovsky Pond S, Weaver S, Martin D, Lessells R, Bhiman J, Williamson C, de Oliveira T, Nature (2021), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03402-9:.

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:.

Dengue Virus Serotype 2 Intrahost Diversity in Patients with Different Clinical Outcomes.
Torres MC, Lima de Mendonça MC, Damasceno dos Santos Rodrigues C, Fonseca V, Ribeiro MS, Brandão AP, Venâncio da Cunha R, Dias AI, Santos Vilas Boas L, Felix AC, Alves Pereira M, de Oliveira Pinto LM, Sakuntabhai A, Bispo de Filippis AM, on behalf of ZikAction Consortium., Viruses (2021), 13(2), 349:.

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:.

Sixteen novel lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa.
Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Lessells R, Giandhari J, Pillay S, Msomi N, Mlisana K, Bhiman J, Gottberg A, Walaza S, Fonseca V, Allam M, Ismail A, Engelbrecht S, Van Zyl G, Preiser W, Williamson C, Pettruccione F, Sigal A, Gazy I, Hardie D, Hsiao M, Martin D, York D, Goedhals D, San EJ, Giovanetti M, Lourenco J, Alcantara LCJ, de Oliveira T, Nature Medicine (2021), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01255-3:.

Co-Circulation of Two Independent Clades and Persistence of CHIKV-ECSA Genotype during Epidemic Waves in Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil. .
Fabri AA, Rodrigues CDS, Santos CC, Chalhoub FLL, Sampaio AS, Faria NRC, Torres MC, Fonseca V, Brasil P, Calvet G, Alcantara LCJ, Filippis AMB, Giovanetti M, Bruycker-Nogueira F., Pathogens (2020), 2020, 9(12), 984:.

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:.

Emergence and rapid spread of a new severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) lineage with multiple spike mutations in South Africa.
Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Giovanetti M, Iranzadeh A, Fonseca V, Giandhari J, Doolabh D, Pillay S, San E, Msomi N, Mlisana K, Gottberg A, Walaza S, Allam M, Ismail A, Mohale T, Glass A, Engelbrecht S, Zyl G, Preiser W, Petruccione F, Sigal A, Hardie D, Marais G, Hsiao M, Korsman S, Davies M, Tyers L, Mudau I, York D, Maslo C, Goedhals D, Abrahams S, Laguda-Akingba O, Alisoltani-Dehkordi A, Godzik A, Wibmer Cos, Sewell B, Lourenço J, Alcantara Ls, Kosakovsky Pond S, Weaver S, Martin D, Lessells R, Bhiman J, Williamson C, de Oliveira T, medRxiv (2020), https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.21.20248640:.

High Resolution analysis of Transmission Dynamics of Sars-Cov-2 in Two Major Hospital Outbreaks in South Africa Leveraging Intrahost Diversity.
San EJ, Ngcapu S, Kanzi A, Tegally H, Fonseca V, Giandhari J, Wilkinson E, Chimukangara B, Pillay S, Singh L, Fish M, Gazy I, Khanyile KS, Lessells R, de Oliveira T, medRxiv (2020), https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.11.15.20231993:.

Portable sequencing in the field and the classroom: a retrospective examination of the circulation of DENV1 and DENV2 in Brazil.
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Genomic and Epidemiological Surveillance of Zika Virus in the Amazon Region.
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Genome Detective Coronavirus Typing Tool for rapid identification and characterization of novel coronavirus genomes.
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Current Affairs of Microbial Genome-Wide Association Studies: Approaches, Bottlenecks and Analytical Pitfalls.
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Persistence of chikungunya ECSA genotype and local outbreak in an upper medium class neighborhood in Northeast Brazil.
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Analysis of the microarray gene expression for breast cancer progression after the application modified logistic regression.
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Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases: Control and Prevention in the Genomics Era.
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A computational method for the identification of Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya virus species and genotypes.
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Genome Detective: An Automated System for Virus Identification from High-throughput sequencing data..
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Genomic and epidemiological monitoring of yellow fever virus transmission potential.
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Automated profiling of the human virome from raw metagenomic data.
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Human Retrovirus Codon Usage from tRNA Point of View: Therapeutic Insights.
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