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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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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Friday, 7 August 2020
CIDRI-Africa jump-starts six COVID-19 research projects

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) has awarded “pump-priming” funding for six COVID-19 research projects.

Publication Date:
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 08:45
IDM contributes to international scientific exchange

Science meets Science Culture in the Sister Institute Seminar Series which was launched, in partnership with the University of Cape Town’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), at the beginning of this month.

Publication Date:
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 - 12:30
UCT to boost COVID-19 testing capability in SA

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Biopharming Research Unit (BRU), under the leadership of Professor Ed Rybicki, has received government funding to assist in the production of diagnostic reagents for COVID-19.

Publication Date:
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 09:45
Plant systems contribute to fight against COVID-19

In a recent speech by Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, announced that the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is increasing funding awards to South Africa's COVID-19 Testing Ability. The University of Cape Town’s Biopharming Research Unit (BRU) is one of the recipients of this funding.


Publication Date:
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 09:00