Penny Moore delivers the 12th James Gear Lecture

9 December 2021

Prof Penny Moore at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) delivered the virtual 12th James Gear Lecture, entitled: “Pivoting from HIV vaccine research to COVID - Lessons for the next pandemic”, on 15 November 2021. This annual lecture is hosted by the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) in memory of one of South Africa’s pioneers in the field of virology and infectious, James Henderson Sutherland Gear, in support of research and knowledge sharing aimed at furthering the development of Medical Virology in South Africa (SA).

Moore highlighted how investments in HIV vaccine research had enabled the rapid contribution of SA scientists to the COVID-19 research effort, and the need to translate the same sense of urgency back to HIV prevention research.

Watch the lecture here