VISTA meeting in Nairobi, Kenya (September/October 2019)
VISTA (Vaccine Immunology Science and Technology for Africa) partners and postdoctoral fellows will be meeting in Nairobi, Kenya between 30 September and 2 October 2019. VISTA consortia brings together clinical research centres from five African countries with the focus on developing vaccine candidates and assessing the immune responses they induce. The VISTA members will be discussing some of the outcomes of their work around T cell and B cell immunogen design as well as firming up plans for the work ahead.
Check out a recent publication on KIRs in HIV that was supported by Protocol C samples
Researchers studied a well-characterized cohort of HIV-1 seroconverters from sub-Saharan Africa who were identified when seronegative and followed under Protocol C of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). iKIR genes enhance the protective effect of HLA-B*57 on early set-point viral load and time to low CD4 count. The full paper is available in November 2018 Science Immunology.
IAVI DataSpace website to be launched at HIVR4P 2018 in Madrid
IAVI will present the IAVI DataSpace at the 2018 HIVR4P annual event in Madrid. The IAVI DataSpace is a portal to gain entry to IAVI’s open-access data warehouse that builds on years of epidemiological, clinical, and immunological data generated by IAVI in partnership with Clinical Research Centers in Eastern and Southern Africa. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase the work of IAVI and its partners in Eastern and Southern Africa as well as to promote the use of the IAVI Data Warehouse to further facilitate a collaborative approach towards developing an HIV vaccine. For full details please visit IAVI DataSpace@HIVR4P