Autologous neutralising antibody specificities in HIV-1 subtype C: characterising the targets and defining the mechanisms of escape


  • Dr Penny Moore

    National Health Laboratory Service

Project summary

Penny’s research aims to understand the dynamic interplay between virus and host in people infected with HIV-1. Her focus is particularly on rare individuals who naturally develop broadly neutralising antibodies. These are the types of antibodies an HIV vaccine will need to elicit, and so understanding how they develop may enable the design of novel HIV immunogens. Penny works at the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, with Professor Lynn Morris and collaborates with Professor Carolyn Williamson at the University of Cape Town.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.