The SAMRC/NICD Antibody Immunity Research Unit conducts research on the development of new vaccines and new approaches to controlling infectious diseases. The Unit’s research seeks to establish a deeper understanding of antibody responses to infection in order to design better vaccines for the African region which bears the largest burden of infectious disease.
Key focus areas
- Identifying antibody correlates of vaccine protection
- Uncovering the genetic diversity in the African antibody repertoire
- Isolating and engineering antibodies for passive immunity
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