Dr Marcel Tongo Passo

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Last Known Position: 
SANTHE Path to Independence Awardee/Research Scientist, Centre de Recherche sur les Maladies Emergentes et Re-Emergentes (CREMER), Institut de Recherche Medicale et d'Etude des Plantes Medicinales (IMPM), Yaounde, Cameroon

Dr Marcel Tongo Passo

Position: 
SANTHE Post-doctoral Trainee, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa
Position Dates: 
Sunday, 1 May, 2016 to Monday, 30 April, 2018
Project Name: Computationally reconstructing as accurately as possible, the early spatio-temporal history (as in pre 1930s) of the HIV-1M epidemic

Passo’s study focussed on computationally reconstructing as accurately as possible, the early spatio-temporal history (as in pre 1930s) of the HIV-1M epidemic. This included identifying the times and places when and where early possibly host adaptive, substitution and recombination events occurred, and inferring the ancestral sequences of the main epidemiologically important HIV-1M lineages.

Supervisor(s): 
Dr Darren Martin PhD and Professor Tulio de Oliviera PhD