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In memoriam: Professor Bongani Mayosi
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 - 09:00

Today two years have passed since the tragic loss of Prof. Bongani Mayosi, Dean of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences, remarkable scholar, CIDRI-Africa Principal Investigator, colleague, and friend.

Convalescent plasma – a possible COVID-19 therapy
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 - 13:00

Investigators at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are working with the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) to conduct the PROTECT-patient trial.

COVID-19’s interaction with HIV and TB investigated
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 15:45

The HIATUS study, a research programme being launched by the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), will investigate the interaction between the COVID-19 pandemic and common endemic infectious diseases in the South African context.

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Wellcome award to CIDRI-Africa to enrich Public Engagement activities
Tue, 12 May 2020 - 10:45

The grant will enable CIDRI-Africa to further deepen our researcher community as public engagement champions, engage local communities and stakeholders, and raise awareness of research results.

World TB Day 2020
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 11:30

TB: Scientists know a great deal, but there’s still more to learn

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CIDRI-Africa welcomes Professors Ntobeko Ntusi and Liesl Zühlke
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 - 08:15

The pair have joined the Centre as Contributing Investigators.

CIDRI-Africa team members in the news
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 - 09:00

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.

Confirmed: vaccine could prevent TB
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 13:00

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

Addressing challenges for research participant informed consent by using a tiered consent framework
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 08:30

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

Jon Ambler attends ISMB/ECCB conference for computational biology
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 14:00

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

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Wellcome Governor and Science Portfolio Manager visit CIDRI-Africa
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 10:45

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.

Charlotte Schutz receives Young Researcher Award
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 - 09:15

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.