2018 Research-For-Cure Academy
31 October – 2 November 2018

The Towards an HIV Cure initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with Sidaction, France, the South Africa Department of Science and Technology, and the School of Health Sciences at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, organized the 2018 Research-for-Cure Academy, 31 October – 2 November 2018, in South Africa.

The Academy awarded fellowships to talented early to mid-career investigators and clinical scientists who are conducting HIV research in resource-constrained settings to participate in the interactive 3-day workshop. The workshop faculty comprised internationally renowned scientists from across the world, led by the co-chairs Prof. Sharon Lewin, The Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia and Dr. Steven Deeks, UCSF, United States.

Objectives

  • Provide training on state of the art HIV cure research, based on the IAS Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure 2016 and current global undertakings in the field.
  • Improve and reinforce practical tools and methodology to pursue or engage in HIV remission research.
  • Provide a unique opportunity for the selected fellows to engage and discuss with leaders in the field of HIV cure research with a view to facilitating research collaborations in the search for an HIV cure or remission
  • Meet the Fellows
  • Meet the Mentors

Meet the fellows

Aisa Mamuu Shayo
 

Tanzania

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Aurelio Orta Reséndiz
 

Mexico

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Betty Nanzigu Mwesigwa

Uganda

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Bianca Da Costa Dias
 

South Africa

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Edsel Maurice Salvana
 

Phillippines

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Eltas Nyirenda-Dziwani
 

Malawi

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Esemu Livo Forgu
 

Cameroon

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Fernanda Heloise Cortes
 

Brazil

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Francis Kiweewa
 

Uganda

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Gabriela Turk
 

Argentina

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Gaerolwe Masheto
 

Botswana

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José Carlos Couto-Fernandez

Brazil

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Joseph Fokam
 

Cameroon

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Krista Dong
 

South Africa

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Maria Paximadis
 

South Africa

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Mayibongwe Mzingwane

Zimbabwe

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Menan Gerard Kouame
 

Côte d’Ivoire

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Natalia Laufer
 

Argentina

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Ntheno Vinkie Nchabeleng

South Africa

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Rajesh Kumar
 

India

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Reena Rajasuriar
 

Malaysia

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Saeed Bayanolhagh
 

Islamic Republic of Iran

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Santiago Perez
 

France

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Shanmugam Saravanan
 

India

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Sheila Fernandez Luis
 

Spain

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Tacilta Helena Francisco Nhampossa

Mozambique

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Uluhan Sili
 

Turkey

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Vernon Mochache Oyaro

Kenya

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Meet the fellows

Alan Landay

Rush University Medical Center, United States

Caroline Tiemessen

National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa

David Margolis

UNC at Chapel Hill, United States

Deborah Persaud

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, United States

Georg Behrens

Hannover Medical School, Germany

Guido Poli

San Raffaele University and Scientific Institute, Italy

Guido Silvestri

Yerkes National Primate Research Centre, Emory University, United States

Jan van Lunzen

ViiV Healthcare, United Kingdom

Jintanat Ananworanich

US Military HIV Research Program, United States

Joe Tucker

UNC Project-China and LSHTM, United Kingdom

Jonathan Li

Harvard Medical School, United States

Karine Dubé

UNC at Chapel Hill, United States

Maria Papathanasopoulos

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Michael Busch

Blood Systems Research Institute, United States

Michael Lederman

Case Western Reserve University, United States

Monique Nijhuis

University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands

Moses Supercharger Nsubuga

Advocate, Musician, EATG, Uganda

Richard Jefferys

TAG, United States

Serawit Bruck-Landais

Sidaction, France

Steve Deeks

University of California, San Francisco, United States

Susana Valente

Scripps Research Institute, United States

Victor Garcia-Martinez

UNC at Chapel Hill, United States

Zhiwei Chen

The University of Hong Kong, China


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