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.
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Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
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Sunday, 17 October 2021
Unpacking pandemic practices in computational science

Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the evolution of the work of Associate Professor Darren Martin, weaving in computational elements and delving into COVID-19 lineage, has contributed directly and indirectly to the advances made in researching the virus.

Publication Date:
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 12:30
Questions about life, mental health and the influence of psychiatry

“What is a meaningful life?” This is one of the major questions University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health head, Professor Dan Stein, and a panel tried to tackle at a recent in-person and online discussion hosted by the university’s Summer School team at the Neurosciences Institute.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 09:15
Epilepsy in SA investigated through unique collaboration

Over 50 million people worldwide live with epilepsy, a neurological disorder that arises from malfunctioning brain networks that result in seizures. Emerging researcher Dr Joseph Raimondo, a senior lecturer in the Department of Human Biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT), is investigating this disorder through his recently awarded Wellcome Trust International Intermediate Fellowship.

Publication Date:
Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 10:45
New partnership with UCT-based H3D Foundation to strengthen African drug research

A new partnership formed by the H3D Foundation (the H3D-F) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a global pharmaceutical body is set to ensure and accelerate medicinal drug research and discovery in Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 10:15