Research Partners

Genome Detective was initially developed within the European Horizon 2020 project VIROGENESIS, in which the following academic partners aim to advance bioinformatics methods for virus discovery and epidemic tracing from high throughput metagenomic sequencing.


KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa

Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, Dr. Yumna Moosa and Dr. Vagner Fonseca from the KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa.


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

Prof. Anne-Mieke Vandamme and Prof. Philippe Lemey of the laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology of the REGA Institute for Medical Research. Prof. Jan Aerts of Visual Data Analysis group, part of ESAT-STADIUS and embedded in the Data Visualization Lab.


The University of Manchester (UM), United Kingdom

Prof. David Robertson from the Computational and Evolutionary Biology grouping in the Faculty of Life Science.


Erasmus University Medical Center (EMC), The Netherlands

Prof. Marion Koopmans of the Department of Viroscience.


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

Prof. Olivier Gascuel from the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Micro-electronics (LIRMM).


National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

Dr. Annelies Kroneman and Dr. Harry Vennema from the Department of Virology.


University of Florida (UF), United States of America

Prof. Mattia Prosperi at the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions & College of Medicine.

Partnering labs


KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), South Africa

KRISP provides DNA sequencing services for infectious diseases in Africa and analyses the results using genome detective software.

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