ProjectCAIDERA – Central African Infectious Disease and Epidemics Research Alliance

Basic data

Central African Infectious Disease and Epidemics Research Alliance
01/05/2021 to 31/10/2025
Abstract / short description:
The core consortium conducting CAIDERA is composed of the University of Tübingen, the Centre de Recherches Médicale de Lambaréné (CERMEL) and the Pasteur Institute/Institut Pasteur International Network. We propose to structure, conduct and deliver together, a tailored multi-format training and research programme on emerging and re-emerging viral, bacterial and parasitic infectious diseases, centred on the one health concept and with the aim to foster research capacity and collaboration in the predominantly francophone Central African region. Specifically, we aim to consolidate our existing internationally recognised strengths in infectious disease research and regional networking and to amplify their impact by establishing a unique in the region, internationally competitive infectious disease M.Sc. programme tailored to the specific capacity building needs of Central African countries. This will be complemented by an interdisplinary sandwich Ph.D. programme addressing socio- economic, social science, antimicrobial resistance and one health research questions and two massive open online courses (MOOCs) on emerging and re-emerging viral diseases and pandemic preparedness to reach up to 1,000 health care trainees and health care professionals in Central African countries.
infectious diseases
infection biology

Involved staff


Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen

Contact persons

Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Department of Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine, Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine
Cluster of Excellence: Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections (CMFI)
Centers or interfaculty scientific institutions

Local organizational units

Department VII, Tropical Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine


Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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