Bringing home the expertise to tackle TB

Associate Professor Suraj Parihar from UCT's Department of Pathology and member of the IDM, has been awarded an NIH Emerging Global Leader Award to build capacity in immune-metabolic and immune-genetic research.
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Professor Anthony Figaji joins CIDRI-Africa

Tony joins us as a Principal Investigator. He holds several positions at UCT including Professor and Head of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Head of the African Brain Child research group, and SARChI Chair of Clinical Neurosciences.
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A head-and-shoulders photo of Alisha Chetty

Dr Alisha Chetty joins CIDRI-Africa

Alisha has developed complex experimental immunological studies which have led to several high-impact scientific contributions to the understanding of mucosal, reproductive and maternal immunity.
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  • The Francis Crick Institute Postdoctoral career development fellowships for clinicians


    The Francis Crick Institute Postdoctoral career development fellowships for clinicians
    The Crick's postdoctoral career development fellowships for clinicians provide funding for one year full-time or two years part-time postdoctoral research experience for clinicians in a Crick research group. Fellows with their own salary funded via NIHR, their universities or other external funding schemes may also apply to be hosted within a Crick research group. 
    The fellowships aim to:
    •    Foster long-term clinical links and collaborations.
    •    Provide clinicians with a postdoctoral extension of their research experience, and with scientific networking, training and career development opportunities.
    •    Provide a platform from which fellows may apply for external funding, e.g. clinician scientist fellowships, to be held at the Crick or elsewhere.
    Fellows at the Crick will be embedded in a vibrant multidisciplinary research community of more than 1000 scientists carrying out research to improve our understanding of health and disease. They will benefit from an extensive seminar programme including Crick lectures, Interest Group seminars and Symposia, from clinical academic networking opportunities, and from comprehensive training and career development activities including technical training via the Crick's Science Technology Platforms, science communication and grant writing.
    This opportunity would suit talented and motivated postdoctoral clinicians who are passionate about research and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine and research. Applicants should have completed a medical degree, or equivalent clinical professional qualification, and hold, or be about to hold, a research PhD.
    Applications for Crick fully funded fellowships open in March 2024. Applications from fellows with funding for their own salary support are welcome at any time.
    For further information visit:
    Contact: Prof. Robert J Wilkinson