The Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID)is a research Centre located in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and is hosting a research unit from LSTM under the leadership of Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow, Professor Charles Wondji.
CRID’s mission is to contribute to the fight against infectious diseases in Africa by providing an excellent environment to perform high quality and internationally recognised research in Cameroon and the Central African region. CRID builds on its strong collaboration with LSTM to perform research on infectious diseases such as malaria, sleeping sickness, yellow fever and emerging vector-borne diseases such as Zika, Dengue and tick-borne diseases.
LSTM staff collaborating with CRID include Professor Hilary Ranson on capacity building of African scientists as part of the Partnership to Increase the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVEC), Professor Phil McCall on arbovirus vectors, Dr Lisa Reimer on xenomonitoring and Professor Steve Torr and Dr Inaki on tsetse fly control. CRID currently has one of the highest concentrations of Wellcome Trust fellows in Central Africa with three fellows: Dr Basile Kamga, Dr Emmanuel Elanga and Dr Cyrille Ndo as well as four Research Career Development staff supported by PIIVEC. This partnership offers a great opportunity for LSTM scientists to study infectious diseases in Central Africa, a region which still lags behind other African regions in term of research.