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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.


Wednesday, 20 March 2019
UCT scientists shine at NRF awards

The University of Cape Town’s top scientific minds—including two CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigators—dominated at this year’s National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards ceremony, accounting for 11 of the 37 academics honoured at the prestigious annual event.

Publication Date:
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 10:45
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News bites

Associate Prof. Helen Cox and Prof. Valerie Mizrahi's editorial published in New England Journal of Medicine. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 - 08:15
'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:
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 12:30
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A novel factor in the immune control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: CD153

New paper co-authored by CIDRI-Africa investigators published today in Nature Microbiology. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 09:30