Center for Infectious Disease Research

The Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) was established by Westlake University in response to the emerging global infectious diseases. The CIDR is making transformative scientific advances to better understand a broad spectrum of infectious diseases, particularly those caused by coronaviruses, the influenza virus, human immunodeficiency virus, and infectious bacterium.

Through multidisciplinary collaborations, CIDR focuses on these research areas: epidemiology and application of innovative technologies in public health, pathophysiology and mechanisms of microbial infections, multi-level biomedical measurements and diagnostics, development of therapeutic antibodies and vaccines, small molecule drug discovery and development, and pioneering antimicrobial technology and medical device development.

By integrating fundamental research, applied research, key technology development, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and translational research, CIDR contributes to infectious disease prevention and treatment as well as the development of the biomedical industry worldwide.