University accredited research institute
Tackling diseases of importance in Africa
Impacting health policy and practice
Trevor Sewell has been the driving force behind the award of a major UK grant to UCT creating a Centre of Excellence in Structural Biology, focusing on diseases such as HIV-AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and African horse sickness.
His five year programme is entitled ‘Hearing Impairment Genetic Studies in Africa’ (HI-GENES Africa), and he will work with colleagues from Cameroon, Mali, Ghana and South Africa.
This Continental Award is given in recognition of outstanding scientific achievement and contribution, through science, to socioeconomic development in Africa.
Tuberculosis can be detected in people with HIV infection via a unique blood signal before symptoms appear, according to the results of a new study led by researchers based in CIDRI-Africa (in the IDM) and international colleagues.