Plenary Session 02: Natural Protection from Infection and Disease Progression

Wednesday, 9 October | 08:30 – 10:00

Rupert Kaul

PL02.01 | 08:30 – 09:00
Genital Immunology and HIV Susceptibility

Rupert Kaul
University of Toronto, Canada

 

Biography

Dr. Rupert Kaul completed his clinical training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto in 1995, and was then a research fellow at the Universities of Nairobi and Oxford. In 2002 he completed a PhD in immunology and returned to Toronto as a clinician-scientist. He currently runs a research lab focused on how genital and rectal immunology influence HIV transmission and disease, with translational studies based in Canada, Kenya and Uganda. His research is supported by an OHTN Career Scientist Award, and by grants from the CIHR and NIH.

 

 
Philip Goulder

PL02.02 | 09:00 – 09:30
Immunodeficiency Virus and the MHC: Past, Present and Future

Philip Goulder
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Biography

Philip Goulder studied Zoology and then Medicine, and completed training in Paediatrics before beginning his PhD in Oxford. His work centres on the mechanisms of immune control or lack of control in paediatric and adult HIV infection. The main focus of this work is the epidemic in South Africa. He is based at the University of Oxford in UK, and holds academic appointments also at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and the University of KwaZuluNatal, Durban South Africa.

 

 
Penelope Moore

PL02.03 | 09:30 – 10:00
The Role of HIV-1 Viral Evolution in Shaping Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies

Penelope Moore
National institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa

Biography

Penny Moore is a Senior Scientist in the Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Services, South Africa, and a Senior Researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests focus on the intersection between viral evolution and humoral immune responses to HIV infection.