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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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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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The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research and health sciences human capital development.
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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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Thursday, 22 August 2019
Disseminated HIV-associated tuberculosis is deadly: Can treatment for this condition be improved?

Prof. Graeme Meintjes’ receives Wellcome Senior Research Fellowship - awarded for five years. Together with his team he will evaluate several possible treatments in an attempt to answer the question of whether the standard treatment used in pulmonary TB is adequate for treating disseminated HIV-associated TB.

Publication Date:
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 - 13:45
Prof Mizrahi awarded Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship

Africa’s premier research fellowship has been awarded to Professor Mizrahi, director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The award recognises Mizrahi as a preeminent scholar who has made an internationally significant contribution to the field of microbiology and tuberculosis (TB) research.

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 - 13:30
Nine UCT researchers among NSTF-South32 Awards finalists

This year, nine University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers, in a total of 14 categories, have made it to the final round of the NSTF-South32 Awards, which the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) considers the ‘Science Oscars’. The NSTF-South32 Awards are held annually to celebrate South Africans who make outstanding contributions in science, engineering and technology.

Publication Date:
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 - 11:00
Benefits of breastfeeding can last a lifetime

Mothers can transfer lifelong protection against infection to their infants by breastfeeding, says a new study by an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Publication Date:
Fri, 31 May 2019 - 13:30