Antibody Immunity

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

Unit Director: Prof Lynn Morris
1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham
Johannesburg, 2131
Tel: 011 386 6362
Mobile number: 082 8040413
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For more information, visit the Centre for HIV and STI's website