Distinguished Open Lecture by Nobel Laureate on HIV/AIDS - Challenges of the 21st Century

Event Date(s): 24/11/2017

Location: UWI St. Augustine, Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC), Lecture Theatre E

The UWI and CARISCIENCE present the Distinguished Open Lecture of Nobel Laureate, Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi on the topic, HIV/AIDS – The Challenges of the 21st Century.

The lecture takes place at 6pm.

To RSVP email uwistaevents@sta.uwi.edu or call 662-2002 ext. 83635.

About Françoise Barré-Sinoussi’s Award-Winning Research

Retroviruses are viruses whose genomes consist of RNA and whose genes can be incorporated into host cells' DNA.  In 1983, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montaigner discovered a retrovirus in patients with swollen lymph glands that attacked lymphocytes - a kind of blood cell that is very important to the body's immune system. The retrovirus, later named Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), proved to be the cause of the immunodeficiency disease AIDS. This discovery has been crucial in radically improving treatment methods for AIDS sufferers. For her work Professor Barré-Sinoussi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008.

To read Françoise Barré-Sinoussi’s, biography, please click here


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