Uncovering Increasing Arbovirus Outbreaks in Subtropical South America through Genomics and Bioinformatics

Speaker: Dr. Gabriel da Luz Wallau, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine Moderator: Dr. Kiyoko Aoki-Kinoshita Abstract: Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are mostly vectored by mosquitoes and transmitted to humans in tropical regions of the globe. However, as extreme climatic events and climate change as a whole continues both vectors and transmitted

Structural Phylogenetics

Date and Time: December 12, 2020, 11 am – 1 pm SGT Speaker: Dr. Ashar Malik, Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore Abstract: The primary step in the process of characterising a novel protein sequence is by comparison with those already characterised. Similarity based functional characterisation and determination of an evolutionary origin can become a non-trivial problem