COVID-19 Resources
The IDM has curated a go-to range of reliable information to guide and assist staff and students during this time of crisis. We are continuously updating the various COVID-19 resources listed on our webpage below.
The IDM - a cross-faculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus in a 7,100 sqm state-of-the-art facility, we operate in the fields of infectious diseases and molecular medicine.
Clinical Research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM influences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.
IDM Capacity Building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research and health sciences human capital development.
Cell Imaging Microscope
IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific and clinical disciplines; with 62 consortia linking us with 183 institutions in 22 African countries and 24 countries beyond.

University accredited research institute - Tackling diseases of importance in Africa - Developing people - Impacting health policy and practice

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Tuesday, 20 October 2020
UCT boasts three new African Academy of Sciences fellows

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has nominated three University of Cape Town (UCT) academics as 2019 fellows. The fellowships are awarded to scholars who have achieved academic excellence and have contributed to significant scientific advancements in their fields of study.

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 10:00
Staff awards: nominate colleagues or apply now

Time is running out for the University of Cape Town (UCT) community to nominate colleagues or apply for one of three Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 09:45
Social Responsiveness Award nominations are open

Nominations for the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Social Responsiveness Award are open. The distinguished award honours staff members who play an active development role in the university’s cultural, economic, political, scientific and social environment.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 09:30
Sister Seminar Series making science accessible

A prestigious international seminar series with the aim of making science more accessible will turn its attention to the work done at the Department of Pathology and the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Publication Date:
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 - 10:30