About this project

Nicholas Loman, MB BS, PhD, Independent Research Fellow, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham

Nick is a sequencing maven and bioinformatician and will be assisting our Brazilian project partners setting up mobile sequencing.

Luiz Alcantara, Senior Scientific Researcher at LHGB/IGM, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Luiz is an experienced virologist with a background in flavivirus research.

Miles Carroll, Public Health England, United Kingdom

Miles is Deputy Director, Head of Research at Public Health England.

Nuno Faria, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Nuno is a molecular evolution expert with a particular interest in arboviruses such as Zika, Dengue and Chikungungya.

Paul Klenerman, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Paul is an experienced virologist who has been exploring next-generation sequencing techniques for clinical diagnostics.

Matt Loose, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Matt is a developmental biologist who has recently pioneered new methods for nanopore sequencing.

Edward Holmes, University of Sydney, Australia

Eddie is a world-expert on flavivirus evolution.

Marcio Nunes, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Ministry of Health, Belém, Brazil

Marcio RT Nunes, Research Scientist in Public Health, PhD. Head of the Genomic Core - Center for Technological Innovation, Evandro Chagas Institute-Brazilian Ministry of Health. Coordinator of ZIBRA Project in Brazi

Oliver Pybus, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Oli is one of the world's leading experts on molecular evolution of viruses.

Andrew Rambaut, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Andrew is a molecular genetics expert who developed BEAST, one of the most important software packages for exploring molecular evolution.

Jared Simpson, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada

Jared is a bioinformatician who has developed several novel methods for nanopore sequencing analysis.

Ester Cerdeira Sabino, MB, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease, Director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Sao Paulo.

Ester is a virologist with a vast experience of flaviviruses.

Josh Quick, BSc, Bioinformatician/PhD Student, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham

Josh is a molecular biologist and bioinformatician who recently set up mobile sequencing in West Africa to monitor the Ebola epidemic.

Steve Pullan, Public Health England, Porton Down, United Kingdom

Steve is a bioinformatician and molecular biologist.

Simon Weller, Dstl Porton Down

Simon is an expert in all things PCR and diagnostics, and recently helped establish the PHE laboratories in West Africa.

Giovanini Evelim Coelho, Coordenação Geral do Programa Nacional de Controle da Dengue, Brazilian Ministry of Health

Claudio Maerovich, Diretor do Departamento de Doenças Transmissíveis, Brazilian Ministry of Health

Mariana Verotti, Coordenadora de Laboratórios, Brazilian Ministry of Health

Marta Giovanetti, LHGB/IGM/FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Jacqueline Goes de Jesus, LHGB/IGM/FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Antonio Charlys da Costa, University of Sao Paulo

Ingra Morales, University of Sao Paulo

João Vianez, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Ministry of Health, Belém, Brazil

Luciano Franco, Luciano Franco

Poliana da Silva Lemos, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Ministry of Health, Belém, Brazil

Sandro Patroca, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Ministry of Health, Belém, Brazil

Trevor Bedford, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

Trevor is an expert in viral phylogenetics.

Charles Chiu, University of California San Francisco, United States

Charles is a pioneer in the application of metagenomics to diagnosis of infectious disease.

Maria Goretti Lins de Queiroz, Laboratório central do rio grande do Norte

Maria is the director of the LACEN in Rio Grande do Norte

Themis Rocha de Souza, Laboratório central do rio grande do Norte, Universidade Potiguar

Joao Felipe Bezerra, Universidade federal do Rio grande do Norte, Faculdade Natalense de Ensino e Cultura

Marta Rejane Lemos, Laboratório Central do Estado da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil

Marta is the director of the LACEN of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil

Gilberto Fernandes Pereira, Laboratório Central do Estado da Paraíba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Dalane Loudal, Laboratório Central do Estado da Paraíba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Lucia Cristina de Aguiar Correa Moura, Laboratório Central do Estado da Paraíba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Magliones Carneiro de Lima, Laboratório Central do Estado da Alagoas, Maceió, Brazil

Magliones is the director of the LACEN of Alagoas, Maceió, Brazil

Valeria Nascimento, Laboratório Central do Estado da Alagoas, Maceió, Brazil

Denise Lima Mascarenhas, Coordinator of the Secretaria de Saúde, Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil

Maricelia Maia de Lima, Secretaria de Saúde, Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil

Isadora Cristina de Siqueira, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Rafael Dhalia, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Rafael Freita de Oliveira França, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Constancia Ayres, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Gabriel da Luz Wallau, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Teresa Magalhães, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Ernesti Torres de Azevedo Marques Jr., Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil