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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020
TB: Scientists know a great deal, but there’s still more to learn

South Africa has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) infection globally. Almost 400 000 patients are treated for TB annually. It is also the most common cause of death in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 12:30
Career Development Workshop a success

Hosted earlier this month the workshop offered postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to engage with industry experts on preparing for the working world.

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 12:00
Best paper award for UCT TB vaccine research

The International Society for Vaccines (ISV) has selected a publication in which the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Mark Hatherill, Professor Robert Wilkinson, Professor Tom Scriba, Dr Michèle Tameris and Dr Friedrich Thienemann (Faculty of Health Sciences) played a key role, as the best paper of the year for 2019.

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 11:30
Wolfson Memorial Lecture unpacks brain infections

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) annual Wolfson Memorial Lecture was delivered by Tom Solomon, a professor of neurology at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom (UK). He is an honorary consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The lecture was hosted on Tuesday, 10 March.

Publication Date:
Mon, 16 Mar 2020 - 08:00