Penny Moore, PhD

Research Chair / National Institute for Communicable Diseases

National Institute for Communicable Diseases 1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, 2131, South Africa

Penny Moore is the South African Research Chair of Virus-Host Dyamics, Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and Acting Head of the Virology Section of the NICD.


Dr. Moore co-directs a team of more than 15 scientists and 9 graduate students who work in the field of HIV vaccine discovery, combining Virology and Immunology.

Training and Education

  • 2003
    PhD, Virology, Royal Free and University College Medical School
  • 1999
    MSc, Virology, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 1996
    BSc (Hons), Microbiology, University of the Witwatersrand

Research Interests

In the 15 years that Dr. Moore has worked in the HIV field, she has contributed more than 80 papers, focusing predominantly on HIV neutralizing antibodies and their interplay with the evolving virus, a result of extensive collaborations within South Africa and internationally.

Her supervision record and contributions to national and regional training programs highlight her commitment to capacity development in Africa.