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Supporting Excellence
The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa fosters investigator-led approaches via the overarching scientific objective of combatting infection, especially HIV-1 and tuberculosis, through clinical and laboratory research.
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Basic Science
Our Basic Science Platform provides the laboratory infrastructure and technical support to ensure the safe handling of infectious material.
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Biomedical Data Integration
We work with multidimensional clinical and scientific data at the molecular, cellular, clinical and population levels.
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Clinical Research
CIDRI-Africa supports clinical studies in the community at our facility at Site B in Khayelitsha.

News

Sunday, 16 June 2019
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CIDRI-Africa investigators to lead research on injection-free regimen for drug resistant TB

A consortium including Prof. Graeme Meintjes, Dr Sean Wasserman and Prof. Gary Maartens has been awarded SAMRC-SHIP funding for the project which will be carried out in the Eastern Cape.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 13:45
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CIDRI-Africa Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

CIDRI-Africa investigators, mentees and staff enjoyed a stimulating Annual Scientific Meeting in Franschhoek, 3-4 June 2019.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 10:45
Harry Crossley Clinical Fellowships for two CIDRI-Africa clinician-scientists

Congratulations to Drs Elsa du Bruyn and Ashley Jacobs.

Publication Date:
Tue, 21 May 2019 - 09:00
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Tackling lupus from the ‘cathedral of science’

The Department of Paediatrics & Child Health’s Dr Kate Webb is the second recipient from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to be selected for the prestigious Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) awards. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 03 May 2019 - 11:45

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