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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.


Thursday, 2 July 2020
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CIDRI-Africa on-air

Graeme Meintjes spoke to CapeTalk 567AM about CIDRI-Africa's research and the extended clinical facility in Khayelitsha.

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 09:15
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Gene signature characteristic of neural injury in paediatric tuberculous meningitis identified

Team uncovered novel brain injury pathways that have never been described before.

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 08:15
Clinical research site shines in Khayelitsha

Working on some of the most important breakthroughs in tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics globally, and testing HIV and TB vaccines, is a vital part of the pioneering work being done at the Khayelitsha-based Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa).

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 08:00
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Understanding the role of the cell surface molecule CD153 in TB protection

Catherine Riou will expand her programme of research with support from the National Institutes of Health (US).

Publication Date:
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 11:45