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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

  • Defining the humoral immune response to viral pathogens of local relevance, including HIV, SARS-CoV-2 and influenza
  • Identifying antibody correlates of vaccine protection
  • Uncovering the genetic diversity in the African antibody repertoire
  • Isolating and engineering antibodies for passive immunity
  • Developing the next generation of virologists and immunologists

For more information, visit the Centre for HIV and STI's website

Prof Penny Moore
Unit Director
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