11th James HS Gear Memorial Lecture

Patrick Arbuthnot delivered the 11TH JAMES HS GEAR MEMORIAL LECTURE, entitled ADVANCING GENE THERAPY TO COUNTER THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF INFECTION WITH HEPATITIS B VIRUS hosted by the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation on Monday, 14 November 2016.

Arbuthnot is a Personal Professor and the Director of the Wits/SAMRC Antiviral Gene Therapy Research Unit in the School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Continue reading

10th James HS Gear Memorial Lecture

On the 16th November 2015, the 10th James HS Memorial Lecture entitled HIV Cure: A formidable challenge was delivered by Prof Caroline T Tiemessen. This event is held annually at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and is hosted by the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation of South Africa. The public lecture addressed the following: (i) the characteristics that make HIV such a successful pathogen, (ii) why current therapies cannot cure HIV, (iii) Continue reading