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Dr Vinodh Edward – Chief Operating Officer

Dr Vinodh Edward
Chief Operating Officer

Dr Edward has been a basic sciences researcher since 2000. He has been involved in clinical trials management since 2005. Dr Edward is registered as a professional natural scientist, which allows him to have a broad focus in the biological sciences. He has a good understanding of working with various donors and delivering various projects simultaneously. Dr Edward is passionate about building clinical trials capacity in South Africa and strives to achieve efficiencies in all facets of clinical trials.

He is the Deputy Director of Research and Head of the Clinical Trials Unit at The Aurum Institute.

He is currently the Principal Investigator at the Aurum Institute for IAVI Protocol B – A prospective observational study to determine HIV incidence in preparation for future preventive HIV vaccine clinical trials and IAVI Protocol C – A prospective, observational, multicenter study to evaluate laboratory, clinical, immunologic and viral markers of disease progression in recently HIV-infected volunteers.

Dr Edward holds a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Microbiology and Physiology as well as a Doctor of Technology Degree in Biotechnology. He has published in the areas of basic sciences and clinical research.

For the collaboration, Drs Ndung’u, Edward and Maenetje will continue to collaborate to study HIV pathogenesis and vaccine induced immunogenicity. Dr Edward is excited and honoured to serve as the COO for the ACT for TB/HIV Collaboration.