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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, 9 April 2020
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"Statistics for Evidence-based Decisions in the New Era"

PASS awardee Olina Ngwenya attended joint SUSAN SSACAB conference.

Publication Date:
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 10:00
Award encourages African academics to lead

The recent announcement of the Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) Fellowships has named two University of Cape Town (UCT) recipients, Drs Ursula Rohlwink and Suraj Parihar.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 08:15
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CIDRI-Africa on-air

Graeme Meintjes spoke to CapeTalk 567AM about CIDRI-Africa's research and the extended clinical facility in Khayelitsha.

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 09:15
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Gene signature characteristic of neural injury in paediatric tuberculous meningitis identified

Team uncovered novel brain injury pathways that have never been described before.

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 08:15