Tulio de Oliviera’s research interests concentrate on HIV evolution under selection pressure created in the transmission, acquisition and drug escape processes. A particular point of interest is on the study of the origins of HIV and the effect of network of transmissions in the spread of HIV in Africa and other continents. In addition, he is currently interested in the national implementation of SATuRN's drug resistance testing and clinical management system and on the usage of next generation DNA sequencing and bioinformatics for the study of the explosive HIV and TB epidemics in southern Africa.
de Oliveira is a bioinformatician who has been working with HIV research since 1997. He received his PhD at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, South Africa. He was a Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Oxford, U.K. from 2004 to 2006, where he received in-depth training on virus genetic analysis and molecular evolution. He is recognised as an expert on HIV genetic data and bioinformatics and has published some high-impact articles.