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Welcome to CUPIC

The Centre for Understanding and Preventing Infection (CUPIC), located in Vancouver, BC, is a unique internationally-competitive research facility that brings together an exceptional team of basic biomedical, clinical and population health scientists to focus on a problem of global importance -- childhood infectious diseases.

CUPIC is unique in its focus on innate immunity in children. Despite much global effort, very little is known about how the healthy child is protected from infectious disease. Children are exposed to a myriad of infectious microbes, but serious infections in individuals and epidemics of childhood infection occur rarely. Each is an opportunity for CUPIC to improve understanding of innate immunity and make breakthroughs in preventing infection. More about us.


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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 -Two CUPIC researchers participated in an international workshop in South Africa in November to plan a study on HIV-exposed but uninfected infants. More...

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 -The centre is pleased to launch its new website, supported by the BC Child and Youth Health Research Network (CYHRNet). More...