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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, 13 November 2018
Beaquiline molecular structure
Bedaquiline safe and effective in MDR-TB

UCT registrar Dr Ying Zhao studied the safety and effectiveness of bedaquiline treatment in patients with MDR-TB

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:00
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Wellcome Investigator Award for CIDRI-Africa PI Prof. Gary Maartens

Prof. Maartens will lead investigations to answer important questions about use of the antiretroviral dolutegravir in treatment of African people living with HIV.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00
A message from CIDRI-Africa Director Prof. Robert Wilkinson

A message from CIDRI-Africa Director Prof. Robert Wilkinson on the passing of Prof. Bongani Mayosi.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 11:00
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CIDRI-Africa hosts international stakeholder visit to Khayelitsha Site B clinical research site

Representatives of several current and prospective trial sponsors visited CIDRI-Africa’s clinical site in Khayelitsha 16–23 February 2018.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 15:15