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Awelani Mutshembele

Country of origin: South Africa Currently in: South Africa, Pretoria General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2015 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

To establish a mutation catalog using various virulence genes in resistant ans susceptible sequences for identification of lineage specific mutations in South Africa. To develop and expand a web-based program for identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineages genome sequences data and /or raw Illumina reads.

Research Keywords: 
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Multidrug resistance
Extensive drug-resistant
Whole Genome Sequencing
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

Publications resulting from Research: 

We expect to publish the results of the project in at least two articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Presenting research project results in local and international conferences. Attending workshops related to my research project local and international.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research Scientist/PostDoctoral Fellow at the South Africa Medical Research Council

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 University of Pretoria Linux