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  • President of the African Academy of Sciences visits CAPRISA

    Professor Felix Dapore Dakora, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), visited CAPRISA on 31 May and met with Professors Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim to gain insights into CAPRISA’s research. He met with young investigators in the CAPRISA laboratory and held discussions with senior scientists. Dakora is professor of plant and soil biotechnology and is the South African Research Chair in Agrochemurgy and Plant Symbioses in the Department of Chemistry at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. He is a recipient of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences and the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award; and is a Fellow of the Academy of Science of South Africa.

     

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Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CAPRISA was created in 2001 and formally established in 2002 under the NIH-funded Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) by five partner institutions; University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and Columbia University in New York. CAPRISA is a designated UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for HIV Prevention Research. The main goal of CAPRISA is to undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis, prevention and epidemiology as well as the links between tuberculosis and AIDS care.