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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.
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.
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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.


Wednesday, 22 August 2018
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Clinical researchers engage Khayelitsha community

Stakeholders and CIDRI-Africa researchers affirmed their commitment to working together to combat TB.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 07:45
Dr Muki Shey
Dr Muki Shey awarded prestigious Wellcome Fellowship

The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa congratulates Dr Muki Shey on his Wellcome Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:00
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