Oral Abstracts


NAME TOPIC ABSTRACT
Hygon Mutavhatsindi DOES COVID-19 INFECTION ALTER MTB-SPECIFIC T CELL RESPONSE? View Abstract
Muki Shey ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC IMMUNE RESPONSES IN HEALTHCARE WORKERS WITH RESISTANCE TO MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION DESPITE SUSTAINED OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE View Abstract
Novel N Chegou BIOMARKER-BASED APPROACHES SHOW PROMISE IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS IN CHILDREN View Abstract
Rachael Gachogo VIRAL ANTIBODY REPERTOIRE IN HIV-EXPOSED BUT UNINFECTED AND HIV-UNEXPOSED UNINFECTED INFANTS AT BIRTH AND 36 WEEKS OF LIFE View Abstract
Sashkia Balla IN UTERO HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED LEVELS OF PUTATIVELY PROTECTIVE MATERNAL ANTIBODIES IN NONPRIMARY INFECTION: EVIDENCE FOR BOOSTING BUT NOT PROTECTION View Abstract
Sikozile Ncembu RECOMBINANT CD64 DIRECTED SINGLE-CHAIN ANTIBODY FUSION PROTEIN EXHIBITS CYTOTOXICITY AND IS A TOOL FOR SITE-SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE MYELOID LEAKEMIA View Abstract
Sonwabile Dzanibe DISRUPTED MEMORY T CELL EXPANSION IN HIV-EXPOSED UNINFECTED INFANTS IS PRECEDED BY PREMATURE SKEWING OF T CELL RECEPTOR CLONALITY. View Abstract
Talitha Müller ACE2 AND THE RENIN ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM IN COVID-19: OUTCOME PREDICTORS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF DISEASE IN A SOUTH AFRICAN COHORT View Abstract
Teresa Smit METASTATIC BREAST CANCER IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED LEVELS OF SOLUBLE INHIBITORY IMMUNE CHECKPOINT PROTEINS AND DECREASED LEVELS OF SOLUBLE STIMULATORY IMMUNE CHECKPOINT PROTEINS. View Abstract
Thando Maseko CHANGES IN NK CELL PHENOTYPES IN TB/HIV CO-INFECTION View Abstract

 

Poster Abstracts


NAME TOPIC ABSTRACT
Adam Berry CANDIDATE GENETIC VARIATION ASSOCIATED WITH IMMUNE RESPONSE TO HEPATITIS B VACCINE IN SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN View Abstract
Akiko Suzuki DEVELOPMENT OF IN VITRO EXPANSION METHODS TO INCREASE THE SENSITIVITY TO IDENTIFY SARS-COV-2 SPECIFIC T CELL EPITOPE RESPONSES View Abstract
Andrea Prinsloo THE EFFECTS OF IN UTERO HIV AND ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY EXPOSURE ON INFANT T-CELL AND MONOCYTE ACTIVATION, FUNCTION, AND REGULATION OF IMMUNOMODULATORY PATHWAYS View Abstract
Clement Adu-Gyamfi CIRCADIAN AND SLEEP EFFECTS ON NAÏVE, MEMORY AND REGULATORY CD4+ T CELLS View Abstract
Daniel Kapelus ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN GENETIC VARIATION AND ANTIBODY RESPONSES TO THE MEASLES VACCINE IN SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN View Abstract
Dr Susan Louw IS THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIA (TTP) IN PATIENTS INFECTED WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) A COMPLEMENTOPATHY? View Abstract
Dylan Kairuz OPTIMISING LIPID NANOPARTICLES FOR THE DELIVERY OF SELFAMPLIFYING RNA FOR VACCINES AND THERAPIES View Abstract
Grace Mayuni GENERATION OF SNAP-BASED IMMUNOCONJUGATES TARGETING GLIOBLASTOMA View Abstract
Katleho Matlatse INVESTIGATING IMMUNE MODULATORY EFFECTS OF KISSPEPTIN IN WOMEN WITH A HISTORY OF IDIOPATHIC RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSS View Abstract
Kerri-Lee Ann Francois SARS-CoV-2 IGG IN HIV-INFECTED AND UNINFECTED INDIVIDUALS IN KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE. NOVEMBER 2020 TO MARCH 2021 View Abstract
Louise du Toit METABOLIC ALTERATIONS IN HIV-INFECTED AND -UNINFECTED MOTHERS AND THEIR INFANTS View Abstract
Melanie Lipshitz CYTOKINES AND BIOMARKERS OF CANCER CACHEXIA AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO MARKERS OF NUTRITONAL STATUS, INFLAMMATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE View Abstract
Miranda Nozibele Mpaka - Mbatha DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF HIV AND HELMINTH COINFECTED ADULTS IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA View Abstract
Muhammed Arafat Cham STAINING OF HUMAN MONOCYTES IN WHOLE BLOOD SAMPLES FROM HEALTHY CONTROLS View Abstract
Nazia Samudh IN VITRO EXPRESSION AND INNATE STIMULATING CAPABILITIES OF SELFAMPLIFYING RNA View Abstract
Nikayla Batohi NATURAL KILLER CELLS FROM HIV-1 ELITE CONTROLLERS HAVE SIMILAR MATURATION AND FUNCTIONAL PROFILES COMPARED TO HIVUNINFECTED CONTROLS View Abstract
Ntombi Benede CHARACTERISATION OF IMMUNE RESPONSES TO SARS-CoV-2 IN CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT SARS-CoV-2 VIRAL ANTIBODIES View Abstract
Nurgul Naurzvai AMIODARONE INDUCED PULMONARY TOXICITY View Abstract
Prof Bernardo L Rapoport EFFECT OF ADMINISTRATION OF NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY TO NEWLY DIAGNOSED EARLY BREAST CANCER PATIENTS ON THE DEPRESSED PLASMA LEVELS OF SOLUBLE CO-STIMULATORY AND COINHIBITORY IMMUNE CHECKPOINT MOLECULES View Abstract
Prof Bernardo L Rapoport ELEVATED LEVELS OF SOLUBLE CTLA-4, PD-1, PD-L1, LAG-3, AND TIM-3, AND SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATORY STRESS AS POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTORS TO IMMUNE SUPPRESSION AND GENERALIZED TUMORIGENESIS IN A COHORT OF SOUTH AFRICAN XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM PATIENTS View Abstract
Prof Bernardo L Rapoport SYSTEMIC LEVELS OF THE SOLUBLE CO-INHIBITORY AND COSTIMULATORY IMMUNE CHECKPOINT MOLECULES IN BASAL CELL CARCINOMA View Abstract
Prof Bernardo L Rapoport TUMOR-INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES (TILS) IN EARLY BREAST CANCER PATIENTS: HIGH CD3+, CD8+, AND IMMUNOSCORE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A PATHOLOGICAL COMPLETE RESPONSE View Abstract
Samakaleng Tsolo EVALUATION OF NOVEL ASSAY FORMATS FOR INDOLEAMINE 2, 3 DIOXYGENASE AS A TB BIOMARKER View Abstract
Sandile Cele ESCAPE OF THE BETA VARIANT FROM NEUTRALIZATION BY CONVALESCENT PLASMA View Abstract
Sandile Cele OMICRON EXTENSIVELY BUT INCOMPLETELY ESCAPES PFIZER BNT162B2 NEUTRALIZATION View Abstract
Sebotsana Rasebotsa POTENT CROSS-REACTIVE MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES ELICITED BY SARSCOV-2 HYBRID IMMUNITY View Abstract
Senku Ramabula FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 21 AND GROWTH AND DIFFERENTIATION FACTOR 15 AS POTENTIAL SYSTEMIC BIOMARKERS OF MITOCHONDRIAL TOXICITY AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH DISEASE SEVERITY AND IMMUNE SUPPRESSION IN HIV-1 INFECTED PATIENTS IN TSHWANE, SOUTH AFRICA View Abstract
Tsungai Mashingaidze IMMATURE CIRCULATING HAEMATOPOIETIC STEM AND PROGENITOR CELLS IN A TREATMENT NAÏVE HIV POSITIVE COHORT View Abstract
Wayne Howard ELEVATED KYNURENINE TO TRYPTOPHAN RATIO IS A COMMON FEATURE OF RESPIRATORY DISTRESS IN TUBERCULOSIS, COVID-19, PCP AND COMMUNITY-AQUIRED PNEUMONIA View Abstract
Zibusiso Dlamini INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES’ RELATION TO DISEASE SEVERITY AND OUTCOME IN COVID 19 PATIENTS View Abstract
Zilungile Lynette Mkhize Kwitshana CONCURRENT ALLERGY AND HELMINTHIASIS IN UNDERPRIVILEGED URBAN SOUTH AFRICAN ADULTS PREVIOUSLY RESIDING IN RURAL AREAS View Abstract