COVID studies awarded SAMRC Grant

2 October 2020

Professor Penny Moore of NICD/CAPRISA was awarded an SAMRC grant to define SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing responses and Fc effector function in COVID-19 convalescent sera in South Africa.

This grant brings together a team of CAPRISA affiliates including Dr Simone Richardson, Dr Thandeka Moyo, Dr Nono Mkhize, Professors Carolyn Williamson and Lynn Morris, and Dr Jinal Bhiman to redeploy expertise and technical platforms developed for CAPRISA HIV studies towards SARS-CoV-2 studies.

In the last 6 months, the NICD HIV Virology Section has established serological, neutralization and Fc effector assays for COVID-19 work supported by this grant.