Phylogenetics And Networks for Generalised HIV Epidemics in Africa


University College London


University College London (UCL) was established in 1826 and is ranked fifth in the world's top ten universities by the QS World University Rankings (2014/15). It was the first English Institution to open up education to students of any race, class or religion and to welcome female students on equal terms with men.

The grant for the PANGEA_HIV project was awarded to UCL in October 2013 as the institution is perfectly placed to conduct the large phylogenetic analysis. Both the Principal Investigator Prof Deenan Pillay and the Executive Committee member Prof Paul Kellam are associated with this university which is also linked to the London branch of The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research.

The Farr Institute was created in March 2013 and aims to harness health data for patient and public benefit by setting the international standard for the safe and secure use of electronic patient records and other population-based datasets for research purposes.

The PANGEA_HIV consortium database is housed at the Farr institute where the PANGEA_HIV project management team is based. The project management team includes the Project Manager Dr Anne Hoppe, the Bioinformatician Dr Dan Frampton, the Database Manager Ms Jagoda Keshani and the Administrative Assistant Ms Habiba Cooper Diallo.