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.
Under construction – Building underway at the IDM
To make space for the growing staff complement at the IDM new construction has commenced.
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.

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Sunday, 24 January 2021
Linda-Gail Bekker: The doctor with healing hands and a warrior spirit

The HIV/Aids pandemic taught us about equitable access to treatment and the need for transparency, accountability and protecting the most vulnerable. The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Linda-Gail Bekker stands as a reminder that this applies in a time of COVID-19 too.

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 12:45
UCT spin-off receives millions in European funding

Cape Bio Pharms, a biotech company with roots in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Biopharming Research Unit, has received a multimillion-rand capital injection to fast-track the production of affordable plant-based rapid diagnostic COVID-19 test kits.

Publication Date:
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 - 13:00
UCT has three highly cited researchers in 2020

Three University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have been included in the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list for 2020. They are HCR veterans Emeritus Professor William Bond and Professor Dan Stein, as well as Professor Estelle (Vicki) Lambert who features on the list for the first time this year.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 09:15
Young scientists acknowledged for contribution to Institute’s research

Last month the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) hosted the annual IDM Postgraduate Student Publication Competition – an initiative of the Institute Transformation Committee.

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 14:00