Our Centre is comprised of 350 staff and postgraduate students, including senior scientists, junior researchers, clinical scientists, postdoctoral fellows, PhD, MSc and BSc Honours students, research technicians, research assistants, laboratory assistants, interns, nurses, field and laboratory support staff as well as administrative personnel.
The CTR continues to train the next generation of research leaders from various economic and cultural backgrounds, thereby redressing past imbalances and inequities, stimulating economic development through future discoveries, product development, entrepreneurial ventures, and inspiring future generations to follow careers in science.
The CTR believes that to better understand and address the global health challenges facing the world, international collaboration is essential. For this reason, the CTR collaborates extensively with over 100 national and 150 international partners who are experts in various fields of TB research. Through these collaborations the CTR has facilitated numerous student and scientist exchanges, submitted, and obtained grant funding and collaborated on projects and publications. The CTR also strongly encourages and supports intra-Africa collaborations, particularly in Southern Africa, as the CTR believes that the only way to truly address the TB epidemic in Africa involves a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral and multi-national approach.