Sharon Cassol

is the Head of the HIV-1 Mucosal Pathogenesis and Treatment Program, Department of Immunology, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prof. Cassol has over 25 years HIV research experience and is interested in virological and immunological basic science questions related to the role of macrophages in HIV-1 subtype C infection.

Name: Sharon Cassol.

Email: sharon.cassol@up.ac.za

Telephone: +27 (0)12 319 2

Research Summary

is the Head of the HIV-1 Mucosal Pathogenesis and Treatment Program, Department of Immunology, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prof. Cassol has over 25 years HIV research experience and is interested in virological and immunological basic science questions related to the role of macrophages in HIV-1 subtype C infection.


Open access pdf Publications (last 10)

Primary drug resistance in South Africa - data from 10 years of surveys.
Manasa J, Katzenstein D, Cassol S, Newell ML, de Oliveira T, AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses (2012), 28(6):558-565.

A standardized framework for accurate, high-throughput genotyping of recombinant and non-recombinant viral sequences.
Alcantara LC, Cassol S, Libin P, Deforche K, Pybus OG, Van Ranst M, Galvao-Castro B, Vandamme AM, de Oliveira T, Nucleic Acids Res (2009), 37(Web Server issue):W634-42.

Prevalence of HIV type-1 drug-associated mutations in pre-therapy patients in the Free State, South Africa..
Huang KH, Goedhals D, Fryer H, van Vuuren C, Katzourakis A, De Oliveira T, Brown H, Cassol S, Seebregts C, McLean A, Klenerman P, Phillips R, Frater J; Bloemfontein-Oxford Collaborative Group., Antivir Ther. (2009), 14(7):975-84.

Tracing the origin of Brazilian HTLV-1 as determined by analysis of host and viral genes.
Alcantara LC, de Oliveira T, Gordon M, Pybus O, Mascarenhas RE, Seixas MO, Goncalves M, Hlela C, Cassol S, Galvao-Castro B, AIDS (2006), 20(5):780-2.

Molecular epidemiology: HIV-1 and HCV sequences from Libyan outbreak.
de Oliveira T, Pybus OG, Rambaut A, Salemi M, Cassol S, Ciccozzi M, Rezza G, Gattinara GC, D'Arrigo R, Amicosante M, Perrin L, Colizzi V, Perno CF; Benghazi Study Group, Nature (2006), 444(7121):836-7.

Scourge of a Continent: The BioAfrica Website.
de Oliveira T, Cassol S (edited by M. Leslie), Science (2005), 310:1877.

BioAfrica's HIV-1 proteomics resource: combining protein data with bioinformatics tools.
Doherty RS, de Oliveira T, Seebregts C, Danaviah S, Gordon M, Cassol S, Retrovirology (2005), 2:18.

Different epidemic potentials of the HIV-1B and C subtypes.
Salemi M, de Oliveira T, Soares MA, Pybus O, Dumans AT, Vandamme AM, Tanuri A, Cassol S, Fitch WM, J Mol Evol (2005), 60(5):598-605.

An automated genotyping system for analysis of HIV-1 and other microbial sequences.
de Oliveira T, Deforche K, Cassol S, Salminen M, Paraskevis D, Seebregts C, Snoeck J, van Rensburg EJ, Wensing AM, van de Vijver DA, Boucher CA, Camacho R, Vandamme AM, Bioinformatics (2005), 21(19):3797-800.

A specific subtype C of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 circulates in Brazil.
Soares MA, De Oliveira T, Brindeiro RM, Diaz RS, Sabino EC, Brigido L, Pires IL, Morgado MG, Dantas MC, Barreira D, Teixeira PR, Cassol S, Tanuri A; Brazilian Network for Drug Resistance Surveillance, AIDS (2003), 17(1):11-21.

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Bioafrica Reports from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites

A survey of 10 years of primary drug resistance in South Africa

SATuRN 2011 report, date: 2011-12-01

Manasa J, Cassol S, Seebregts C, Newell M-L, de Oliveira T

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Bioafrica News Section from Bioafrica and SATuRN websites

IAS

Transmitted Drug Resistance Rate Remains Below 5% in South Africa

IAS - 2012-03-05

by Mark Mascolini - Analysis of South Africans with newly diagnosed, untreated HIV infection indicates low levels of transmitted antiretroviral-resistant HIV across the country through 2010 and no evidence of transmitted drug-resistant HIV in rural KwaZulu Natal


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