Immuno-Zambia 2022 Introduction


The course will be on: Advanced immunology of the “BIG FOUR” (COVID-19, HIV, TB and Malaria) infectious diseases. 50 post-graduate students (Masters, PhD and post-doctoral fellows) drawn from Africa and beyond will be selected. More than 20 eminent scientists will lead the course. Our goal is to provide high quality immunology training and bring together African students and potential mentors to promote career progression of young African scientists.


FacultyTopicLearning Link
Dieter KabelitzInnate Immunity to Viral Infections Immunity to Viral Infections
Kelly McNagnyAdaptive Immunity to Viral Infections
Wendy BurgersCellular Immunity to SARS-Cov2 Immunity to Sars-CoV-2
Jinal BhimanHumoral Immunity to SARS-Cov2
Rosana PelayoEmergency hematopoiesis: a seminal innate mechanism to fight inflammatory infectious diseases
Kondwani JamboBasic Immunology of HIVBasic Immunology of HIV
Zaza NdhlovuThe role of tissue resident immune cells in HIV elimination
Lishomwa NdhlovuHIV and cancer
Thumbi Ndung'uCurrent HIV vaccine design landscape
Jackson Marakalala Immunology of Tuberculosis Immunity to Tuberculosis
Miossec PierreChronic inflammation and risk of TB
Monde MuyoyetaImmune responses to TB in HIV infected patients
Sam Kinyanjui Cellular Aspects of Immunity to Malaria Immunity to Malaria
Azza Idris HussenHumoral aspects to Malaria and vaccine development progress and challenges
Manuel RitterSchistosomiasis-Challenges to global control of this neglected tropical disease Immunity to Schistosomiasis
William Horsnell Parasitic nematodes: why should we worry about them?Immunity to Helminths
Yanet ValdezEquity, Diversity and Inclusion in Academia Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Academia
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University