2015 MRC Gold Scientific Achievement Award
Prof. Lynn Morris, Head HIV Research NICD and Research Associate at CAPRISA, has been awarded the 2015 MRC Gold Scientific Achievement ward. These Gold medals are awarded annually to established senior scientists who have made seminal scientific contributions that have impacted on the health of people, especially those living in developing countries. For the past 23 years, Lynn has been involved in researching the virological and immunological aspects of South African HIV-1 subtype C infection. Her team has made significant contributions to our understanding of how the antibody response to HIV develops. HIV vaccine development is now a major focus of her research and she is responsible for performing neutralizing antibody assays on human clinical trials conducted in South Africa.