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INTEREST 2020 closed out the year with a virtual conference highlighting the achievements of young African scientists in the field of HIV. Known as the “African CROI”, the annual INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in resource-limited settings from...

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Charles Boucher, one of the founders of the INTEREST conference and dear friend of the late Dr. Joep Lange. Charles has been a driving force in identifying knowledge gaps and providing medical education for...

The race to produce COVID-19 vaccines is well underway as they first began appearing on the market at the end of 2020. This accomplishment is the result of unprecedented public-private collaborations and significant investment of public funding in the private development of vaccines and therapeutics....

On February 24th, Dr. Michuki Maina presented his thesis titled “Infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship: two sides of the same coin in the prevention of antimicrobial resistance” before his promotors (Prof. Dr. Constance Schultz and Prof. Dr. English) and co-promotors (Dr. Jacob McKnight...

Discovering a new species includes much more work than one may think. It is not only about a identifying a full genome or establishing a name for the species. Officially recognizing a new bacterial species takes money, time, and perseverance. In the world of microbiology, making...