The UCD Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID), established and directed by Prof William W. Hall, is located in a dedicated research building in UCD. This is specifically designed for research on the pathogenesis of a range of infectious diseases.
This centre has Biosafety level 2 (BL2) and BL3 (+) containment facilities and dedicated fully equipped laboratories for molecular virology, cellular biology and immunology.
UCD CRID currently comprises several Principal Investigators and research groups with projects focusing on many aspects of the pathogenesis, immunology and epidemiology of HIV-1, HTLVs, HCV and other human viral infections. Importantly, CRID benefits from a close relationship with the UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL), where there are joint research studies and a sharing of resources and expertise.
Current and past research programmes are supported by Irish Aid, the Atlantic Philanthropies, Wellcome Trust, Japanese Foundation for AIDS Prevention, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Health Research Board (HRB), Irish Research Council (formerly IRSCET) and by UCD-seed funding.