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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.

News

Monday, 22 October 2018
'Lung: pulmonary tuberculosis' . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC0
Candidate tuberculosis (TB) vaccine can prevent active pulmonary TB in HIV-negative adults in phase II study

Primary analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows positive results in clinical trial conducted in tuberculosis endemic regions.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:30
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Wellcome Africa and Asia HR Network meeting

Kathryn Wood of CIDRI-Africa and Fairoza Parker from the Faculty of Health Sciences HR department represented UCT at the inaugural meeting of the Wellcome Africa and Asia HR Network 11–12 September 2018.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 14:30
Ball-and-stick model of imatinib
Fogarty International Center Emerging Global Leader award for former CIDRI-Africa visiting post-doc

Dr Leopold Tientcheu Djomkam of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has received a prestigious career development grant.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 14:15
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Blood test to detect active TB in people with HIV

Researchers identified a combination of biomarkers that could detect prevalent TB amongst HIV-1 co-infected persons.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 09:00

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