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K-RITH conducts cutting-edge scientific research on TB and HIV and aims to translate the findings into new tools to control these diseases.

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Africa Health Research Institute celebrates six graduates for 2017

Two Africa Health Research Institute PhD students and four Masters students will graduate in April. Rosemary Swanson and Jared Mackenzie will be graduating with PhDs, while Patience Shumba, Vanisha Munsamy, Nathan Kieswetter and Kashmeel Maharaj have completed their Masters degrees. Patience Shumba and Vanisha Munsamy (pictured below), both from AHRI’s Pym Lab, say they are thrilled to

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The art of science: AHRI hosts an exhibition of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017

Twenty-two of the world’s most incredible science images are on display at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban for the next month. The Wellcome Image Awards 2017 showcase the best in science image making, and include a broad range of cutting-edge artistic and scientific techniques. From photography and illustration to super-resolution microscopy and

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Our Scientists

Adrie Steyn

STEYN LAB

The main goal of the Steyn Lab’s research is to understand the mechanisms whereby Mycobacterium tuberculosis persist for decades without causing disease, to then suddenly explode.

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Al Leslie

LESLIE LAB

The Leslie Lab investigates the innate immune response to HIV and TB and how novel aspects of this response may potentially be exploited to improve patient outcomes.

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Alex Sigal

SIGAL LAB

The aim of the Sigal Lab is to understand HIV and TB transmission between cells and how it affects the persistence of infection, sensitivity to drugs, rate of the infection cycle and, for HIV, the formation of a quasispecies.

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Alexander Pym

PYM LAB

The Pym Lab focusses on understanding how the TB bacterium is able to tolerate or resist antibiotics.

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Thumbi Ndung'u

NDUNG'U LAB

The goal of the Ndung’u laboratory is to understand immune mechanisms against HIV and tuberculosis, and pathogen evasion of immune responses as a pathway to vaccine development.

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NEWS | General

Leading scientists unite in a #MarchForScience in Durban

Leading scientists and academics in KwaZulu-Natal from a range of scientific disciplines will come together with civil society and citizens in a March for Science in Durban’s city centre on Saturday 22 April. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), the Africa Health Research Institute

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NEWS | Research

Africa Health Research Institute celebrates six graduates for 2017

Two Africa Health Research Institute PhD students and four Masters students will graduate in April. Rosemary Swanson and Jared Mackenzie will be graduating with PhDs, while Patience Shumba, Vanisha Munsamy, Nathan Kieswetter and Kashmeel Maharaj have completed their Masters degrees. Patience Shumba and Vanisha Munsamy (pictured below), both from AHRI’s Pym Lab, say they are thrilled to

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NEWS | General

The art of science: AHRI hosts an exhibition of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017

Twenty-two of the world’s most incredible science images are on display at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban for the next month. The Wellcome Image Awards 2017 showcase the best in science image making, and include a broad range of cutting-edge artistic and scientific techniques. From photography and illustration to super-resolution microscopy and

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