Global Recognition For Leading South African Academic And Scientist
26 October 2014
Distinguished academic and renowned HIV researcher, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been awarded the 2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize - the most prestigious annual prize of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), based in Trieste Italy. Professor Abdool Karim, Associate Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University in New York, has been recognised for her ground-breaking research on HIV prevention in women
Eminent Scientist recognised for Exceptional Contribution to Science
1 September 2014
Internationally recognised scientist and academic Professor Salim Abdool Karim will receive the Royal Society of South Africa’s ‘most prestigious accolade’ the JOHN F.W. HERSCHEL MEDAL for 2014 at the Society’s Annual Awards Dinner in Cape Town on 2 September 2014.
New research on potent HIV antibodies opens up possibilities for HIV prevention and treatment
2 March 2014
The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), was reported today by the CAPRISA consortium of AIDS researchers jointly with scientists from the United States.
The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) 004 Tenofovir gel trial was today announced the winner of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Science and Technology Pioneers Prize. The prize, which is being inaugurated this year, recognises excellence in the use of science and technology to solve development challenges.