Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR)
Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) brings together the Drug Discovery Unit, the Mode of Action group and the Parasitology research groups providing an integrated pathway from discovery science to pre-clinical candidate selection.
The University of Dundee has been awarded £7.9 million by the Wellcome Trust for a joint project with GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) to boost efforts to find new drugs to treat some of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases including visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, and Chagas’ disease.
These neglected diseases cause substantial suffering and an estimated 60,000 deaths annually world-wide.
The University of Dundee has been awarded £13.6 million by Wellcome to establish a new research centre to tackle some of the world’s most devastating diseases.
The Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR) builds on world-leading work at the University’s School of Life Sciences to find new drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis.