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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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To make space for the growing staff complement at the IDM new construction has commenced.
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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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Sunday, 28 November 2021
Teamwork is the key to success for the IDM

Teamwork is key for Professor Valerie Mizrahi, the director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). However, TEAM goes a little further for her and the institute she leads; it is a combination of things that holds them accountable to the research they facilitate and conduct, and the stakeholders who enable it.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 - 14:30
UCT researchers win big at NRF Awards

Five researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and contributions to society at this year’s National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards Ceremony.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 - 08:30
Q&A with new Associate Member Dr Muki Shey

Producing world-class excellence at the IDM is a collaborative effort. Here we're highlighting those who have had a notable impact on our work by upholding the values of the Institute. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 12:30
Grant to boost bioimaging in Africa

Two groups at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have been awarded grants by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to expand access to and expertise in bioimaging and microscopy throughout Africa. These three-year grants will enable the Electron Microscope Unit and the African BioImaging Consortium, both based at UCT, to invest in education, training and networking opportunities to serve the scientific community throughout the continent.

Publication Date:
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 08:45