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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.


Friday, 25 September 2020
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CIDRI-Africa welcomes Professors Ntobeko Ntusi and Liesl Zühlke

The pair have joined the Centre as Contributing Investigators.

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 - 08:15
CIDRI-Africa team members in the news

Clinical Research Platform Academic Sean Wasserman was awarded the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 - 09:00
Confirmed: vaccine could prevent TB

Two University of Cape Town research groups participated in a study that examined how well a new tuberculosis vaccine works in adults.

Publication Date:
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 13:00
Addressing challenges for research participant informed consent by using a tiered consent framework

Incorporating nuanced consent into genomic research practices is possible and necessary.

Publication Date:
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 08:30