Tulio de Oliveira

Director of CERI at Stellenbosch University and Professor at School for Data Sciences and Computational Thinking, Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

Prof. Tulio de Oliveira is the director of the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Plaform (KRISP). Prof. de Oliveira is a Professor of Bioinformatics at the School for Data Science and Computational Thinking, Stellenbosch University and at the Collegue of Health Sciences at University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has recently been appointed as the deputy director of the Genomics Surveillance Unit (GSU) at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, U.K. Prof. de Oliveira was included in a list of ten most important scientists by Nature in 2021. De Oliveira was also included in a list of the MIT Technology Review as one of the leaders of the ten breakthrough technologies in 2021. In 2022, he received the Gold Medal Award from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). In the same year, for his contributions to society, he received the Batho Pele Platinum Award from the Government of South Africa. Prof. Tulio de Oliveira also received the German African Award from the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in 2022. In 2023, Prof. de Oliveira has received the Discovery Lifetime Leadership Award and the Order of the Merit of Portugual with the title of Commander (ComM) (Comendador).

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