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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.


Saturday, 20 July 2019
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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Professor Charles Bangham, Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Bangham is among fifty-one eminent scientists in this year’s intake.

Publication Date:
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 - 08:15
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EDCTP Senior Fellowship for CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigator Dr Catherine Riou

Her research under the award over the next five years will improve understanding of host determinants of tuberculosis risk or protection.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 - 12:15