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Confirmed: vaccine could prevent TB
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 13:00

Two University of Cape Town research groups participated in a study that examined how well a new tuberculosis vaccine works in adults.

Clinical research site shines in Khayelitsha
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 08:00

Working on some of the most important breakthroughs in tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics globally, and testing HIV and TB vaccines, is a vital part of the pioneering work being done at the Khayelitsha-based Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa).

CIDRI-Africa team members in the news
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 - 09:00

Clinical Research Platform Academic Sean Wasserman was awarded the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India.

Addressing challenges for research participant informed consent by using a tiered consent framework
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 08:30

Incorporating nuanced consent into genomic research practices is possible and necessary.

Jon Ambler attends ISMB/ECCB conference for computational biology
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 14:00

Jon attended the ISMB/ECCB conference for computational biology in Basel, Switzerland with support from CIDRI-Africa.

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Wellcome Governor and Science Portfolio Manager visit CIDRI-Africa
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 10:45

Prof. Tobias Bonhoeffer and Dr Michael Chew recently visited several Wellcome-supported African sites including CIDRI-Africa, the Neuroscience Institute, and the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Programme.

Charlotte Schutz receives Young Researcher Award
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 - 09:15

Two new Fellows were inducted into the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) prestigious College of Fellows at the annual fellows dinner held at Smuts Hall this week. In addition, six College of Fellows Young Researcher Awards were made.

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"Statistics for Evidence-based Decisions in the New Era"
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 10:00

PASS awardee Olina Ngwenya attended joint SUSAN SSACAB conference.

Award encourages African academics to lead
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 08:15

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.

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CIDRI-Africa on-air
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 09:15

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

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Gene signature characteristic of neural injury in paediatric tuberculous meningitis identified
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 08:15

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

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Understanding the role of the cell surface molecule CD153 in TB protection
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 11:45

Catherine Riou will expand her programme of research with support from the National Institutes of Health (US).

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