Welcome to the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) website. This website has been designed to inform you about the CRID‘s vision, activities and work. It is also the channel used to bridge the distance between research professionals and beneficiaries of the results of this research.
It is important to start these lines by introducing ourselves to you: we are all members of the CRID with various statuses: researchers, teachers, administrators, technicians, PhD students, postdocs, and trainees.
One of our main objectives is to put in place an appropriate research environment to facilitate high quality research on infectious diseases in Cameroon and to contribute to capacity building by training the next generations of Cameroonian and African scientists.
It is in this perspective of pursuit of excellence that the CRID, in its various departments, ensures to acquire highly qualified researchers, meeting the requirements of the environment and able to use efficiently the state-of-the-art technical platform available in the research centre. It is therefore thanks to a young, passionate, motivated team that believes in their field that the CRID can look serenely towards the future, which offers us new challenges for research and teaching.
PROF CHARLES WONDJI
To contribute to the fight against infectious diseases in Africa through knowledge and product development, and capacity building in infectious diseases research in an endemic environment.
Our insectary provides a high quality rearing environment in which researcher and students can easily and safely rear the mosquitoes for further analysis.
Susceptibility profile of vector population
Our research centre provides an appropriate and clean area to perform bioassay test using tube assay and the net following the standard protocol of WHO. Our bioassay room is very well equipped with higher quality of materials such as humidifier, air conditioner…
The research centre has a molecular biology laboratory equipped with the higher molecular biology tool. It has equipment for DNA extraction, gene amplification, genotyping, quantification of genes, cloning and functional characterization of genes.
Experimental Field Station
Our laboratory gives us the capacity to do:
- Protocol designing,
- Data analysis,
- Tube bioassays, cone bioassays and any other bioassays in relation with a special protocol using Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae,
- Assess the efficacy and the performance of LLINS using experimental huts against Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae,
- Assess the efficacy and the performance of IRS using experimental huts against Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae.