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Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa)

The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) was officially launched in April 2017. The Centre evolved from the previously-known Wellcome Trust-funded Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative (CIDRI), following new funding from the Wellcome Trust.

The Centre will be directed by Honorary Professor Robert J Wilkinson, supported by co-applicants representing departments and divisions across the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) and the Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT.

Members of the IDM based within CIDRI-Africa include Honorary Professor Robert J. Wilkinson (Director), Professor Graeme Meintjes and Dr Anna Coussens.

The Centre supports 3 platforms:

The additional co-applicants to the Wellcome Trust who also form the Steering Committee for the Centre are:

See CIDRI-Africa: (www.cidri.uct.ac.za

The Crick African Network is supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund of Research Councils (UK). The Francis Crick Institute (London) is a registered charity whose purpose is to conduct biomedical research into all aspects of human health and disease. The Crick is a world-leading centre of biomedical research and innovation. It promotes connections between researchers and disciplines and between academic institutions, healthcare organisations and businesses. Professor Robert J. Wilkinson is Group Leader and Director, Crick African Network, and is based at both The Francis Crick Institute, and CIDRI-Africa in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at UCT.