Scientist: Wayne Koff

Wayne KoffWayne Koff, PhD, is the founding president and Chief Executive Officer of the Human Vaccines Project. Human Vaccines Project Prior to joining the Project, from 1999 to 2016, Koff served as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in New York City, leading IAVI’s research and development (R&D) programme His accomplishments at IAVI include developing multiple HIV vaccines through clinical trials; establishing state-of-the-art laboratories in the USA, Europe, India and Africa; conducting the first HIV vaccine trials in India, Kenya and Rwanda; establishing the Neutralising Antibody Consortium, which identified new, broad and potent neutralising antibodies against HIV that led to the discovery of novel targets for vaccine design; and establishing a clinical research network in Africa that has conducted seminal studies on HIV pathogenesis, incidence and acute infection. In 2020, Mr Koff was appointed adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Prof. Wayne Koff : “AI can help us design better, safer and faster vaccines”

Wayne Koff, PhD, is the founding president and Chief Executive Officer of the Human Vaccines Project. Human Vaccines Project Prior to joining the Project, from 1999 to 2016, Koff served as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in New York City, leading IAVI’s ...