Much is said in the public domain about transmission of the HI-virus and the state of vaccine development, but what is the science behind these crucial issues? This was what PhD student Andile Nofemela's David and Elaine Potter Seminar on 24 May aimed to explain.
For his doctoral research, the medical virology student is attempting to characterise the biological features of transmitted viruses and how these may impact on HIV disease-progression. Nofemela hosted the seminar as part of the David and Elaine Potter Scholarship he received for the final year of his PhD.
The young scholar invited a select group of medical researchers, including HIV-vaccine-development expert Professor Anna-Lise Williamson, paediatrician Dr Max Kroon, and Professor Clive Gray, head of UCT's Division of Immunology.
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