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Research Outputs

SANBI’s profile of excellence is reflected in its ability to publish high impact scientific articles in international publications.  

Details of the institute’s outputs are described in the tables that follow.​


Publication (SANBI contributors)​


Published Date 2019 Impact Factor​


Estimation of pH effect on the structure and stability of kinase domain of human integrin-linked kinase.

Syed SB, Shahbaaz M, Khan SH, Srivastava S, Islam A, Ahmad F, Hassan MI

Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
Volume number:
37, 2019 Issue 1

   DOI: 10.1080/07391102.2017.1420492

​31 January  ​3.22​


Visualization of Aspalathin in Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) Plant and Herbal Tea Extracts Using Thin-Layer Chromatography. 

   Amor Stander, E.; Williams, W.; Rautenbach, F.; Le Roes-Hill, M.; Mgwatyu, Y.; Marnewick, J.;                   Hesse, U.
   Molecules 2019, 24, 938.

​07 March  ​3.060


   Designing novel possible kinase inhibitor derivatives as therapeutics against Mycobacterium     tuberculosis: An in silico study. Mohd Shahbaaz, Anati Nkaule & Alan Christofels
   Scientific Reports Volume 9, Article number:4405

​13 March ​4.120


   FTO haplotyping underlines high obesity risk for European populations

   Babenko, Vladimir, Babenko, Roman, Gamieldien, Junaid & Markel, Arcady.
   BMC Medical Genomics. 12. 10.1186/s12920-019-0491-x.

​13 March ​2.568

  Ten simple rules for organizing a webinar series

  Fadlelmola Faisal M., Panji Sumir, Ahmed Azza E., Ghouila Amel, Akurugu Wisdom A., Entfellner            Jean-  Baka Domelevo, Souiai Oussema, Mulder Nicola,
  Fadlelmola Faisal M., Panji Sumir, Ahmed Azza E., Ghouila Amel, Akurugu Wisdom A., Entfellner            Jean-  Baka Domelevo, Souiai Oussema, Mulder Nicky, Abdelhak Sonia, Adebiyi Ezekiel, Allali Imane,    Alzo-Hairy Ahmed Mansour, Amzazi Saaid, Badaoui Bouabid, Bbosa Nicholas, Benkhala Alia,    Bensellak Taoufik, Bishop Ozlem Tastan, Botha Gerrit, Bouhaouala-Zahar Balkiss, Chaouch Malek,          Chaouni Bouchra, Eljadid Sara, Fatumo Segun, Gamieldien Junaid, Gaseitsiwe Simane, Ghansah    Anita, Hassan Atinuke, Hazelhurst Scott, Joromea Kerapetse, Kishk Ali, Koita Almamy I., Masiga              Daniel, Messaoud Olfa, Mmbando Bruno, Moussa Ahmed, Mungloo-Dilmohamud Zahra, Musicha    Patrick, Odia Trust, Omotuyi Idowu, Patterton Hugh-George, Samtal Chaimae, Ssemwanga Deo-            Gratius, Wells Gordon

   PLOS Computational Biology 15(5):10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006671
​01 April ​4.380
​6.    Evidence for both intermittent and persistent compartmentalization of HIV-1 in the female genital tract.
   Mabvakure BM, Lambson BE, Ramdayal K, Masson L, Kitchin D, Allam M, Abdool Karim S, Williamson C, Passmore J-     A, Martin DP, Scheepers C, Moore PL, Harkins GW, Morris L.
   Journal of Virology 93:e00311-19.
​01 May 4.160
​7. ​   Immune Correlates of Disease Progression in Linked HIV-1 Infection.
   Tuen M, Bimela JS, Banin AN, Ding S, Harkins GW, Weiss S, Itri V, Durham AR, Porcella SF, Soni S, Mayr L, Meli J,           Torimiro JN, Tongo M, Wang X, Kong X-P, Nádas A, Kaufmann DE, Brumme ZL, Nanfack AJ, Quinn TC, Zolla-Pazner         S, Redd AD, Finzi A, Gorny MK, Nyambi PN and Duerr R.
   Frontiers in Immunology 10:1062.
   doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.01062
​14 May​ ​4.530
​8. ​   Structure based identification of novel inhibitors against ATP synthase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: A combined in         silico and in vitro study.
   Mohd Shahbaaz, Ruben Cloete, Melanie Grobbelaar,
   Samantha Sampson and Alan Christoffels.
   International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 135 (2019) 582–590
​20 May ​4.784

Combining Viral Genetics and Statistical Modeling to Improve HIV-1 Time-of-Infection Estimation towards Enhanced Vaccine Efficacy Assessment

Raabya Rossenkhan, Morgane Rolland, Jan P.L. Labuschagne, Roux-Cil Ferreira, Craig A. Magaret, Lindsay N. Carpp, Frederick A. Matsen, Yunda Huang, Erika E. Rudnicki, Yuanyuan Zhang, Nonkululeko Ndabambi, Murray Logan, Ted Holzman, Melissa-Rose Abrahams, Colin Anthony, Sodsai Tovanabutra, Christopher Warth, Gordon Botha, David Matten, Sorachai Nitayaphan, Hannah Kibuuka, Fred K. Sawe, Denis Chopera, Leigh Anne Eller, Simon Travers, Merlin L. Robb, Carolyn Williamson, Peter B. Gilbert and Paul T. Edlefsen.

   Viruses 2019, 11, 607
​03 July ​3.760

Sperm Proteome Analysis and Identification of Fertility-Associated Biomarkers in Unexplained Male Infertility.

Panner Selvam MK, Agarwal A, Pushparaj PN, Baskaran S, Bendou H

Genes 2019, 10(7), 522 


​11 July  ​3.331

Advancing HIV Vaccine Research With Low-Cost High-Performance Computing Infrastructure: An Alternative Approach for Resource-Limited Setting Batsirai M Mabvakure Raymond Rott, Leslie Dobrowski, Peter Van Heusden, Lynn Morris, Cathrine     Scheepers,and Penny L Moore, Bioinformatics and Biology Insights Volume 13:1-8
​07 November  ​1.310​

The structural basis of acid resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: insights from multiple pH regime molecular dynamics simulations
Mohd Shahbaaz,Vladimir Potemkin, Maria Grishina, Krishna Bisetty & Imtaiyaz Hassan

   Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (0739-1102)
​08 November ​3.220

Understanding biobanking: An assessment of the public engagement speaking book intervention Biobanking and Me

Anja Bedeker, Dominique Anderson, Thoba Lose, Yamkela Mgwatyu, Retha Luus, Renete Blignaut, Alan Christoffels

South African Journal of Bioethics Law.

​December ​0.380



Chapter Title in Book



Alan Christoffels and Peter van Heusden (2019)

Genome Annotation: Perspective from Bacterial Genomes.

In: Guenther, R and Steel, D. (eds)

Encyclopedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Vol. 3, pp 152-156.

Oxford: Elsevier



Ravnit Grewal

WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on In vitro Diagnostics (2019).

Essential Diagnostic List


Samuel Egieyeh, Sarel Malan and Alan Christoffels (2019)

Cheminformatics techniques in antimalarial drug discovery and development from natural products 2: Molecular scaffold and machine learning approaches.

In: Giamberini, Mart et al (Eds)

Physical Sciences Reviews.



Samuel Egieyeh, Sarel Malan and Alan Christoffels (2019)

Cheminformatics techniques in antimalarial drug discovery and development from natural products 1: basic concepts.

In: Giamberini, Mart et al (Eds)

Physical Sciences Reviews. Vol 4 (Issue 7).









Lett Jean-Michel, Scussel Sarah, Campos Paola, Filloux Denis, Roumagnac Philippe,
Harkins Gordon William, Martin Darren Patrick, Roumagnac Philippe, Martin Darren Patrick,
 Lefeuvre Pierre, Rieux Adrien, Becker Nathalie. 2019.

Night at the museum: Contribution of small RNA from historical herbarium specimens in the
reconstruction of evolutionary histories of geminiviruses.

In : Livre des résumés des 17 ème Rencontres de virologie végétale. INRA, CIRAD,
CNRS, SFP, SFV. Aussois : INRA, Résumé, p. 52. Rencontres de Virologie Végétale (RVV 2019). 17, Aussois, France, 27 January 2019/31 January 2019.



Filloux Denis, Lefeuvre Pierre, Lett Jean-Michel, Varsani Arvind, Harkins Gordon William, Malmstrom Carolyn M., Martin Darren Patrick, Roumagnac Philippe. 2019.

Deciphering plant virus ecology and evolution using metagenomics-based approaches.

State College : s.n., Résumé, 1 p. International Congress on Virus Evolution.

10, State College, États-Unis, 7 March 2019/9 March 2019.


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