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CIDRI-Africa director awarded The Union Annual Scientific Prize 2020
CIDRI-Africa director Robert J Wilkinson was awarded the 2020 International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Annual Scientific Prize. The Union Scientific Prize acknowledges researchers at any stage of their career for work in lung health...
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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.
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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, 26 November 2020
UCT boasts three new African Academy of Sciences fellows

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has nominated three University of Cape Town (UCT) academics as 2019 fellows. The fellowships are awarded to scholars who have achieved academic excellence and have contributed to significant scientific advancements in their fields of study.

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 14:00
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CIDRI-Africa welcomes Professor Marc Mendelson

Marc, who is Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at the University of Cape Town, joins the Centre as a Contributing Investigator.

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 12:15
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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