Dr Marcel Tongo Passo

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+27 (0) 71 029 4085

Dr Marcel Tongo Passo

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University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Marcel Tongo Passo is a SANTHE Collaborative Grant Awardee as well as a Post-doctoral trainee. His study focuses on computationally reconstructing as accurately as possible, the early spatio-temporal history (as in pre 1930s) of the HIV-1M epidemic. This includes 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.