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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
Jon Ambler attends ISMB/ECCB conference for computational biology

Jon attended the ISMB/ECCB conference for computational biology in Basel, Switzerland with support from CIDRI-Africa.

Publication Date:
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 14:00
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Wellcome Governor and Science Portfolio Manager visit CIDRI-Africa

Prof. Tobias Bonhoeffer and Dr Michael Chew recently visited several Wellcome-supported African sites including CIDRI-Africa, the Neuroscience Institute, and the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Programme.

Publication Date:
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 10:45
Charlotte Schutz receives Young Researcher Award

Two new Fellows were inducted into the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) prestigious College of Fellows at the annual fellows dinner held at Smuts Hall this week. In addition, six College of Fellows Young Researcher Awards were made.

Publication Date:
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 - 09:15
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"Statistics for Evidence-based Decisions in the New Era"

PASS awardee Olina Ngwenya attended joint SUSAN SSACAB conference.

Publication Date:
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 10:00