Dr Andries van Tonder | Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

    van Tonder AJ, Bray JE, Quirk SJ, Haraldsson G, Jolley KA et al.

    Microbial genomics 2016;2;10;000090

  • Genomic analyses of pneumococci reveal a wide diversity of bacteriocins - including pneumocyclicin, a novel circular bacteriocin.

    Bogaardt C, van Tonder AJ and Brueggemann AB

    BMC genomics 2015;16;554

  • Genomics Reveals the Worldwide Distribution of Multidrug-Resistant Serotype 6E Pneumococci.

    van Tonder AJ, Bray JE, Roalfe L, White R, Zancolli M et al.

    Journal of clinical microbiology 2015;53;7;2271-85

  • Defining the estimated core genome of bacterial populations using a Bayesian decision model.

    van Tonder AJ, Mistry S, Bray JE, Hill DM, Cody AJ et al.

    PLoS computational biology 2014;10;8;e1003788

  • Evidence of antimicrobial resistance-conferring genetic elements among pneumococci isolated prior to 1974.

    Wyres KL, van Tonder A, Lambertsen LM, Hakenbeck R, Parkhill J et al.

    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.

    Kos VN, Desjardins CA, Griggs A, Cerqueira G, Van Tonder A et al.

    mBio 2012;3;3

  • Evolutionary dynamics of Clostridium difficile over short and long time scales.

    He M, Sebaihia M, Lawley TD, Stabler RA, Dawson LF et al.

    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.

    Jackson AP, Berry A, Aslett M, Allison HC, Burton P et al.

    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.

    Pickard D, Toribio AL, Petty NK, van Tonder A, Yu L et al.

    Journal of bacteriology 2010;192;21;5746-54

  • Genome sequence of Staphylococcus lugdunensis N920143 allows identification of putative colonization and virulence factors.

    Heilbronner S, Holden MT, van Tonder A, Geoghegan JA, Foster TJ et al.

    FEMS microbiology letters 2011;322;1;60-7

Van Tonder, Andries