Dr Mushal Allam, PhD - National Institute for Communicable Diseases - Bioinformatics Scientist

Dr Mushal Allam

PhD

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Bioinformatics Scientist

Johannesburg, Gauteng | South Africa

Main Specialties: Biology

Additional Specialties: Bioinformatics

ORCID logohttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9875-6716


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Dr Mushal Allam, PhD - National Institute for Communicable Diseases - Bioinformatics Scientist

Dr Mushal Allam

PhD

Introduction

My current research focuses on the applications of bioinformatics to improve our understanding of the microbial diversity, evolution, pathogenesis, virulence, antimicrobial resistance and host-pathogen interactions within the context of public health microbiology

Primary Affiliation: National Institute for Communicable Diseases - Johannesburg, Gauteng , South Africa

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Education

Jan 2008 - Jan 2013
University of the Western Cape
PhD
South African National Bioinformatics Institute
Jan 2000 - Jan 2003
University of Khartoum
MSc
Institute of Endemic Diseases
Jan 1995 - Jan 1999
Al-Neelain University
BSc
Faculty of Science and Technology

Experience

Jan 2013
National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Bioinformatics Scientist
Sequencing Core Facility

Publications

42Publications

508Reads

1277Profile Views

15PubMed Central Citations

Draft genome sequence of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis isolate from swine.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2018 Dec 23;15:250-251. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Antimicrobial Research Unit, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2018.10.016DOI Listing
December 2018
18 Reads

Whole-Genome Sequence of a Novel Sequence Type 3136 Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Strain Isolated from a Hospitalized Patient in Durban, South Africa.

Microbiol Resour Announc 2018 Dec 13;7(23). Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Antimicrobial Research Unit, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01300-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6298550PMC
December 2018
3 Reads

Draft genome sequences of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter aerogenes isolated from swine and human.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2018 Sep 20;14:70-71. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Antimicrobial Research Unit, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2018.06.006DOI Listing
September 2018
25 Reads

Draft genome sequence of an extended-spectrum β-lactamase (CTX-M-15)-producing Escherichia coli ST10 isolated from a nasal sample of an abattoir worker in Cameroon.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2018 Sep 19;14:68-69. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Antimicrobial Research Unit, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2018.06.004DOI Listing
September 2018
28 Reads

Phenotypic and genotypic characterisation of an unique indigenous hypersaline unicellular cyanobacterium, Euhalothece sp.nov.

Microbiol Res 2018 Jun 3;211:47-56. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology, Durban University of Technology, Durban, 4001, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micres.2018.04.001DOI Listing
June 2018
26 Reads
2.561 Impact Factor

Genome Sequencing of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Isolated from Pigs and Abattoir Workers in Cameroon.

Front Microbiol 2018 9;9:188. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

Antimicrobial Research Unit, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00188DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5811526PMC
February 2018
23 Reads
2 Citations
3.941 Impact Factor

Whole-Genome Sequence of a Isolate from a Pediatric Patient in South Africa.

Genome Announc 2018 Jan 18;6(3). Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Centre for Tuberculosis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01478-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5773733PMC
January 2018
34 Reads

Invasive Disease Caused Simultaneously by Dual Serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

J Clin Microbiol 2018 01 26;56(1). Epub 2017 Dec 26.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01149-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5744228PMC
January 2018
31 Reads
3.993 Impact Factor

Genome Sequence for Shiga Toxin-Producing O26:H11, Associated with a Cluster of Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome Cases in South Africa, 2017.

Genome Announc 2017 Sep 21;5(38). Epub 2017 Sep 21.

Centre for Enteric Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00989-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5609422PMC
September 2017
46 Reads
1 Citation

Draft Genome Sequence of a Multidrug-Resistant Strain, Isolated from a Patient with Peritoneal Cancer in South Africa.

Genome Announc 2017 Jun 29;5(26). Epub 2017 Jun 29.

Sequencing Core Facility, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00580-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5638279PMC
June 2017
26 Reads

Molecular characterization of invasive capsule null Neisseria meningitidis in South Africa.

BMC Microbiol 2017 Feb 21;17(1):40. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), A division of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12866-017-0942-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5320719PMC
February 2017
40 Reads
2 Citations
2.730 Impact Factor

Identification and characterization of microRNAs expressed in the African malaria vector Anopheles funestus life stages using high throughput sequencing.

Malar J 2016 Nov 8;15(1):542. Epub 2016 Nov 8.

SA Medical Research Council Bioinformatics Unit, South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1591-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5101901PMC
November 2016
35 Reads
2 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Genomic analysis of nontypeable pneumococci causing invasive pneumococcal disease in South Africa, 2003-2013.

BMC Genomics 2016 06 22;17:470. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (CRDM), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-2808-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4928513PMC
June 2016
39 Reads
1 Citation
3.990 Impact Factor

Two cases of serotypeable and non-serotypeable variants of Streptococcus pneumoniae detected simultaneously during invasive disease.

BMC Microbiol 2016 06 24;16(1):126. Epub 2016 Jun 24.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (CRDM), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12866-016-0745-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4921036PMC
June 2016
34 Reads
1 Citation
2.730 Impact Factor

Phylogenetic Analysis of Invasive Serotype 1 Pneumococcus in South Africa, 1989 to 2013.

J Clin Microbiol 2016 05 9;54(5):1326-34. Epub 2016 Mar 9.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00055-16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4844715PMC
May 2016
32 Reads
1 Citation
3.993 Impact Factor

Hyper-reactive Malarial Splenomegaly (HMS) in malaria endemic area in Eastern Sudan.

Acta Trop 2008 Feb 7;105(2):196-9. Epub 2007 Oct 7.

Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, P.O. Box 102, Khartoum, Sudan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2007.10.002DOI Listing
February 2008
24 Reads
3 Citations
2.270 Impact Factor

Top co-authors

Arshad Ismail
Arshad Ismail

National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service

9
Anne von Gottberg
Anne von Gottberg

National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service

6
Mignon du Plessis
Mignon du Plessis

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

6
Nicole Wolter
Nicole Wolter

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

6
Keith P Klugman
Keith P Klugman

Rollins School of Public Health

3
Raspail Carrel Founou
Raspail Carrel Founou

School of Health Sciences

3
Sabiha Yusuf Essack
Sabiha Yusuf Essack

University of KwaZulu-Natal

3
Luria Leslie Founou
Luria Leslie Founou

School of Health Sciences

3
Rebecca A Gladstone
Rebecca A Gladstone

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

2