Dr Oleg Reva


Dr Oleg Reva obtained a PhD in Microbiology (taxonomy of endophytic Bacillus applicable for plant protection) in 1995 from the Institute of Microbiology and Virology in Kiev, Ukraine. He did his post-doc in Bioinformatics (functional genomics of stress response of Pseudomonas putida KT2440) in the lab of Klinische Forschergruppe at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in 2002-2004.

Dr Reva joined the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit of the University of Pretoria as a NBN Node Manager in April 2006. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics at the University of Pretoria . He is also a member of the SABINA network.

Research interests

Dr Reva’s research interesests are in the development of new biostatistical algorithms and computer programs for functional and structural genomics. Namely: development of new biostatistical methods and computer programs for functional and structural genomics; in silico comparison and ‘linguistic’ analysis of bacterial genomes (see a newly published applet); bacterial response to stresses on the level of genome functionality and gene expression regulation; identification and annotation of mobile genome islands, islets, prophages, transposons and IS-elements; reconstruction of genome evolution in a historical perspective.

Contact information

Dr Oleg Reva (oleg.reva at up.ac.za), Tel: +27 12 420 5810, Fax: +27 12 420 5800