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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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The Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town was established by a Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust of Great Britain.

The Initiative is administered from the IDM by a Steering Group under the direction of Professor Robert J Wilkinson and the Initiative Operations Manager, Kathy Wood.

The Steering Group was comprised of Heads of Departments and Research Group Leaders within or associated with the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences.


The objectives of the Initiative hitherto were:

  1. To offer Research Entry awards to scientists and clinicians predominantly from Africa
  2. To improve clinical and laboratory facilities for patients and staff.
  3. To co-ordinate research meetings within Africa and facilitate international networking for the benefit of all researchers especially the awardees.


Applications are invited to attend: RESEARCH METHODS WORKSHOP

Spier Hotel and Conference Centre
Stellenbosch, South Africa

27th-28th January 2018

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