Associate Professor Elisa Nemes


Associate Professor Elisa Nemes, PhD

Principal Investigator, South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), Member, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.

SATVI is a world leader in TB vaccine clinical research. Their mission is the development of new and effective vaccination strategies against tuberculosis (TB). They are testing multiple new vaccine candidates in clinical trials; and are involved with projects to address critical clinical, epidemiological, immunological and human genetic questions in TB vaccine development. The initiative's activities are within an academic context, and include the training of postgraduate students and postdocoral fellows. 

Elisa's research interests focus on understanding immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis induced by vaccines and natural infection, to identify immune correlates of protection from infection and disease, and to design novel immunodiagnostics which can ultimately facilitate development and assessment of new vaccines.

Selected publications:

See publications and profile on Research Gate.

Contact details:

Room S2.01, Wernher and Beit South Building
SATVI, IDM, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town

Anzio Road
7925 Observatory,
Cape Town, 
South Africa
Tel:  +27 21 404 7606

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