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Impact of immune-driven sequence variation in HIV-1 subtype C reverse transcriptase-integrase on viral fitness and disease progression

Since the discovery of a cure has remained elusive, the development of a vaccine is likely to be the most effective strategy to curb the spread of the HIV/AIDS.

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Using neutrophil phenotype as a marker of TB disease and treatment response

This project looks at a set of innate immune cells called neutrophils, these are activated particularly during bacterial infections, environmental exposure and some cancers.

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Lucy Mupfumi is a PhD research fellow at BHP. Prior to this, she co-ordinated the clinical laboratory at the institute where samples from ACTG, IMPAACT and HPTN network trials are processed.

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Kesaobaka Molebatsi is a lecturer at the University of Botswana Statistics department. He attained Master of Arts (Statistics) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Statistics) qualifications from the same university in 2012 and 2010 respectively.

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Kaelo Seatla graduated with an MB.BS at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago in 2008. He has worked in various capacities as a government medical officer before joining BHP as a study physician/co-investigator in 2014.

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Kerapetse Prisca Thami graduated in 2012 with an MSc in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology from the University of Mauritius.

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Ian Oyaro is a veterinary surgeon with a Masters in Microbiology. He has worked on sequencing and proteomic based techniques in a quest to improve the diagnosis of acute non-traumatic coma at the Kenyan coast.

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Clara Agutu is a medical doctor with a Masters in public health. She has a keen interest in infectious diseases particularly HIV, TB, Malaria and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and has worked as a research medical officer at KEMRI.

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Makobu Kimani is a medical doctor, with post graduate training in public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics). Over the last eight years he has worked with populations that are at a disproportionally higher risk of acquisition of HIV/AIDS in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Funsho Ogunshola completed his first degree, a B.Tech (Medical Biochemistry), in Nigeria. He has always been interested in being an immunologist - to know how the immune system is so organised as to curtail diverse pathogens that we are exposed to on a daily basis.

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