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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