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R workshops aRen’t on hold
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 09:30

CIDRI-Africa biostatistician Olina Ngwenya adapts by transitioning to online R workshops.

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CIDRI-Africa jump-starts six COVID-19 research projects
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 - 14:45

The projects cover a range of topics from treatment trials to diagnostics to serological analyses and answer several critical questions about the virus, the disease, and the pandemic.

In memoriam: Professor Bongani Mayosi
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 - 09:00

Today two years have passed since the tragic loss of Prof. Bongani Mayosi, Dean of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences, remarkable scholar, CIDRI-Africa Principal Investigator, colleague, and friend.

Convalescent plasma – a possible COVID-19 therapy
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 - 13:00

Investigators at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are working with the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) to conduct the PROTECT-patient trial.

COVID-19’s interaction with HIV and TB investigated
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 15:45

The HIATUS study, a research programme being launched by the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), will investigate the interaction between the COVID-19 pandemic and common endemic infectious diseases in the South African context.

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Wellcome award to CIDRI-Africa to enrich Public Engagement activities
Tue, 12 May 2020 - 10:45

The grant will enable CIDRI-Africa to further deepen our researcher community as public engagement champions, engage local communities and stakeholders, and raise awareness of research results.

World TB Day 2020
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 11:30

TB: Scientists know a great deal, but there’s still more to learn

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CIDRI-Africa welcomes Professors Ntobeko Ntusi and Liesl Zühlke
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 - 08:15

The pair have joined the Centre as Contributing Investigators.

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.

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.

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.