Prof Robin Grimes from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office visits CIDRI-Africa
On Monday 4 December 2017, CIDRI-Africa hosted a UK Science delegation at the Khayelitsha Site B clinical research site. Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and John Wade-Smith, Africa Regional Head of Science and Innovation, were joined by colleagues Richard Atkinson and Mayibuye Magwaza from the British Consulate General in Cape Town to visit the research facilities. They were hosted by CIDRI-Africa’s Clinical Research Platform Lead Professor Graeme Meintjes and Projects Coordinator for Clinical Research Rene Goliath, along with a team of CIDRI-Africa researchers, Drs Friedrich Thienemann, Hanif Esmail, Sandra Mukasa and Amy Ward.
Scientific studies conducted at the site were presented and a tour conducted of the core infrastructure supporting this work. The visitors play key roles in international science, innovation and diplomacy, and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to share with them the important health research being done at UCT and our many productive UK collaborations.