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How HIV research is helping us tackle Sars-CoV-2

When: Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Where: Online Event
Start time:15:30

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How HIV research is helping us tackle Sars-CoV-2

Both AIDS and COVID-19 are caused by viruses that first infected animals. They have spread insidiously throughout the world causing devastating epidemics and untold human suffering. Decades of research into antibodies and vaccines against HIV are proving invaluable in the race to stop SARS-CoV-2. But the HIV field in turn is learning important lessons from the fast pace and urgency that has characterized the response to COVID-19.

Professor Lynn Morris, who has spent her career doing HIV research, will reflect on how modern science and cross-cutting research can be used to tackle these and future outbreaks of pandemic-causing viruses during the annual AJ Orenstein Lecture.

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Lynn Morris is the Interim Executive Director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and Principal Medical Scientist in the HIV Virology Section, Centre for HIV & STI's at the NICD. She holds a joint appointment as Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and is an Honorary Senior Scientist at CAPRISA and Director of the South African Medical Research Council's Antibody Immunity Research Unit.

Guest Speaker (introduction of Keynote Speaker):

Professor Judith Bruce is the Assistant Dean: Teaching, Learning and Undergraduate Affairs in the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences.


Professor Daynia Ballot is the Head of School of Clinical Medicine in the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences.

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