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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.


Tuesday, 22 September 2020
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CIDRI-Africa welcomes Dr Georgia Schäfer

Georgia joins the Centre as a Contributing Investigator, bringing expertise in oncogenic viral biology.

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 - 11:30
R workshops aRen’t on hold

CIDRI-Africa biostatistician Olina Ngwenya adapts by transitioning to online R workshops.

Publication Date:
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 09:30
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CIDRI-Africa jump-starts six COVID-19 research projects

The projects cover a range of topics from treatment trials to diagnostics to serological analyses and answer several critical questions about the virus, the disease, and the pandemic.

Publication Date:
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 - 14:45
In memoriam: Professor Bongani Mayosi

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 - 09:00