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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.

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Monday, 22 April 2019
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Wellcome Africa and Asia HR Network meeting

Kathryn Wood of CIDRI-Africa and Fairoza Parker from the Faculty of Health Sciences HR department represented UCT at the inaugural meeting of the Wellcome Africa and Asia HR Network 11–12 September 2018.

Publication Date:
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 14:30
Ball-and-stick model of imatinib
Fogarty International Center Emerging Global Leader award for former CIDRI-Africa visiting post-doc

Dr Leopold Tientcheu Djomkam of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has received a prestigious career development grant.

Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 14:15
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Blood test to detect active TB in people with HIV

Researchers identified a combination of biomarkers that could detect prevalent TB amongst HIV-1 co-infected persons.

Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 09:00
UCT scientists shine at NRF awards

The University of Cape Town’s top scientific minds—including two CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigators—dominated at this year’s National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards ceremony, accounting for 11 of the 37 academics honoured at the prestigious annual event.

Publication Date:
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 10:45

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