Center for Infectious Diseases Research, Korea National Institute of Health
187, Osongsaengmyeong2-ro, Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do 28159, Republic of Korea
Established in 1963, the Korea National Institute of Health is the only national public health research institution, producing scientific evidence to shape public health policies in Korea. KNIH leads research on viral and bacterial infectious diseases, non-communicable, rare diseases and human genome research. The Center for Infectious Disease Research, (CID) is responsible for researches on infectious diseases caused by viral and bacterial pathogens with four primary goals: (1) to enhance the national capacity responding to infectious disease threats, (2) to conduct research controlling emerging, acute/chronic infectious diseases, efficiently (3) to perform infectious diseases research impacted by climate change, (4) to establish national and international networks through infectious disease studies, (5) to establish and operate the National Vaccine Research Center and (6) to collect and manage Korean human pathogen resources. We conduct intra/extramural PhD and M.Sc. expert virology research projects. CID performs: influenza, human immunodeficiency (HIV), respiratory, (MERS-CoV), enteric and vector-borne virus research; HIV-AIDS, hepatitis B and C and HPV cohort studies.