Image of CIDRI-Africa attendees: 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
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.
Macrophages infected with M. tuberculosis; image by Dr Suraj Parihar
Basic Science
Our Basic Science Platform provides the laboratory infrastructure and technical support to ensure the safe handling of infectious material.
Subgraph of the ANIMA network for dataset HIVsetB
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.


Sunday, 24 June 2018
Blood signature could improve early TB diagnosis

A gene signature in the bloodstream could reveal whether someone is going to develop active tuberculosis (TB) disease months before symptoms begin. Such a signature has now been developed by a team led by the Francis Crick Institute and University of Leicester, in collaboration with BIOASTER and bioMérieux in France and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30
Fogarty HATTP trainees and committee members
First fruits of Fogarty HIV-TB training programme

It’s onward and upward for the Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program, which has provided vital training to postgraduates in its first year of operation.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:45
CIDRI-Africa first Annual Scientific Meeting

CIDRI-Africa staff, platform leads, academics, mentees, and the Expert Advisory Board gathered for their first Annual Scientific Meeting at Spier Wine Farm on the 17th and 18th of May.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 08:00
UCT medical students at the 2018 HATTP seminar
UCT medical students introduced to HIV-TB clinical research

Twenty medical students attended the first Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program seminar at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences on 4th and 5th May 2018.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 08:45