Van Tonder, Andries
I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow working on Mycobacterium bovis, Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Putatively novel serotypes and the potential for reduced vaccine effectiveness: capsular locus diversity revealed among 5405 pneumococcal genomes.
Microbial genomics 2016;2;10;000090
Genomic analyses of pneumococci reveal a wide diversity of bacteriocins - including pneumocyclicin, a novel circular bacteriocin.
BMC genomics 2015;16;554
Genomics Reveals the Worldwide Distribution of Multidrug-Resistant Serotype 6E Pneumococci.
Journal of clinical microbiology 2015;53;7;2271-85
Defining the estimated core genome of bacterial populations using a Bayesian decision model.
PLoS computational biology 2014;10;8;e1003788
Evidence of antimicrobial resistance-conferring genetic elements among pneumococci isolated prior to 1974.
BMC genomics 2013;14;500
Comparative genomics of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains and their positions within the clade most commonly associated with Methicillin-resistant S. aureus hospital-acquired infection in the United States.
Evolutionary dynamics of Clostridium difficile over short and long time scales.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2010;107;16;7527-32
Antigenic diversity is generated by distinct evolutionary mechanisms in African trypanosome species.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012;109;9;3416-21
A conserved acetyl esterase domain targets diverse bacteriophages to the Vi capsular receptor of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi.
Journal of bacteriology 2010;192;21;5746-54
Genome sequence of Staphylococcus lugdunensis N920143 allows identification of putative colonization and virulence factors.
FEMS microbiology letters 2011;322;1;60-7