Professor Penny Moore

Presentation: The Role of Immune Profiling to Inform our Understanding of Vulnerability to SARS-CoV-2 in Africa

Professor Penny Moore is the South African Research Chair of Virus-Host Dynamics and Reader / Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD). She holds a joint appointment as CAPRISA Honorary Senior Scientist in Virus-Host Dynamics at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research (CAPRISA), University of Kwazulu-Natal and is Adjunct Member of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town. She co-directs a team of more than 15 scientists and 10 postgraduate students who work in the field of HIV vaccine discovery, combining Virology and Immunology. She has extensive experience with sequencing and analysis of HIV glycoproteins, measuring neutralizing antibodies antibody responses and the isolation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to HIV antigens.