Dr. Oleg N. Reva

Office Address

National Bioinformatics Network Node Manager,
Dep. of Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit,
University of Pretoria
Lynnwood road, Hillcrest, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
Tel: +27 12 420-5810
Cell: +27 832754002
Fax: +27 12 420-5800



M.S. (Microbiology), Kiev State University, Ukraine


Ph.D. (Microbiology), Institute of Microbiology and Virology (IMV), Nat. Acad. Sci. of Ukraine, Kiev. "Comparison of the natural isolates of Bacillus in terms of their practical use", supervisor Prof. V.V.Smirnov.

Career / Employment

1990-2002, 2005

Engineer, Researcher, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Microbiology and Virology (IMV), National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine


Postdoctoral at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) supported by the European Graduate School, Germany



2010 till now                  

National Bioinformatics Network Node Manager, University of Pretoria, South Africa  

Senior Lecturer,University of Pretoria, South Africa

Associated Professor,University of Pretoria, South Africa


 Bioinformatics, genomics, biotechnology, general microbiology

Fields of Research, Skills and Experience

 Principal Investigator of the SeqWord project (Phylogenomics and DNA visualization).

1)      Bioinformatics.

Development of new biostatistical methods and computer programs for functional and structural genomics . Identification of environmental DNA fragments in metagenomic datasets. In silico comparison and ‘linguistic’ analysis of bacterial genomes, reconstruction of metabolic and signaling pathways by microarray data and mutant library analysis, 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.


2)      Biotechnology and general microbiology.

Genetics and phylogeny of plant and food associated Bacillus, taxonomy of the Bacillus genus and development of new computer based approaches for Bacillus and Pseudomonas identification. Development of biopesticides for plant protection, growth promotion and pest biocontrol. Bacterial genomics and Next Generation Sequencing for biotechnology.