TB Genomics
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Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics



The TB Genomics research group is committed to and actively seeks to build capacity and train scientists in molecular techniques for tuberculosis characterization in African countries. We currently have collaborations with scientists and students from Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Cameroon. We are part of the Tuberculosis Omics ResearCH (TORCH) consortium (https://torch-consortium.com/), which is an FWO funded collaboration between the University of Antwerp, Belgium (the Global Health Institute, Family Medicine and Population Health, and VAXINFECTIO) and the South African Tuberculosis Bioinformatics Initiative (SATBBI) at University of the Western Cape (UWC). The group is part of several grants with other institutions including University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and TGen, Vanderbilt University, University of Washington, Boston Medical Centre, Harvard University and University of Cape Town.


  • Prof Colin Kenyon, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Michele Miller, Animal Tuberculosis, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Thomas Niesler, Dept. Electric & Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Ian Gould, Department of Chemistry and Institute of Chemical Biology, Imperial College London
  • Prof Mark Baird, Bangor University, UK and Director of Diagnostig Ltd
  • Prof Catherine Kaschula, Dept. of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Helen Cox, Medical Microbiology, University of Cape Town
  • Prof Larry Wangh, Brandeis University
  • Prof Annelies van Rie, University of Antwerp