RSSAf Medal Winners for 2014 Announced

Oct 18, 2013 No Comments by

John F. W. Herschel Medal

in recognition of Highly Distinguished Multidisciplinary Contributions

to the furtherance of Science, to :

Professor Salim Abdool Karim FRSSAf

Director of CAPRISA – Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, President of the South African Medical Research Council and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

The award is made for Professor Abdool Karim’s exceptional multidisciplinary contribution to science in South Africa and marked global impact in the fight against AIDS. Few researchers in Africa, or globally, have been as influential and have had impact of such major consequence on both HIV prevention and treatment. 


Meiring Naude Medal

in recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the furtherance of Science

by scientists under the age of 35, to :

Dr Thomas Jens Scriba

Deputy Director Immunology, Executive Committee Member and Academic Team Leader, South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town
The award is made for Dr Scriba’s very impressive work in the field of tuberculosis immunology and TB vaccines. 

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