University accredited research institute
Tackling diseases of importance in Africa
Impacting health policy and practice
Jo-Ann Passmore, Lindi Masson and colleagues publish results that show immunological predictors of HIV risk may modify the effectiveness of tools for HIV prevention; and by reducing genital inflammation in women, HIV prevention efforts may be augmented.
Trevor Sewell has been the driving force behind the award of a major UK grant to UCT creating a Centre of Excellence in Structural Biology, focusing on diseases such as HIV-AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and African horse sickness.
His five year programme is entitled ‘Hearing Impairment Genetic Studies in Africa’ (HI-GENES Africa), and he will work with colleagues from Cameroon, Mali, Ghana and South Africa.
This Continental Award is given in recognition of outstanding scientific achievement and contribution, through science, to socioeconomic development in Africa.