The Cape Town HVTN Immunology Laboratory assesses immune responses to HIV vaccines being tested in Africa using high quality assays conducted according to Good Clinical Lab Practice standards. The laboratory also trains African scientists to carry out cutting edge clinical laboratory research and collaborates with local investigators to discover novel immune responses to vaccination.


CHIL employs a variety of cutting-edge technologies to profile immune responses to vaccination:

Multicolor Flow Cytometry

Intracellular Cytokine Staining (ICS)
Cell sorting

Gene Expression Profiling

RNA sequencing using Next Generation Sequencing technology
Droplet digital PCR

Mucosal Tissue Explant Models

Ex vivo infection assays
Confocal microscopy

Multiplex Protein Detection

Profiling of inflammatory mediators

Cape Town HVTN Immunology Laboratory

Contact us

Cape Town HVTN Immunology Laboratory/HCRISA
First Floor
Wembley Square 3
McKenzie Street
Gardens, Cape Town 8001

TEL: 021 202 2228


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