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 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.
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.
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.
University accredited research institute - Tackling diseases of importance in Africa - Developing people - Impacting health policy and practice
Thanks to the invaluable role of its National Research Foundation (NRF) A-rated scholars, the University of Cape Town (UCT) can face the future with confidence, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said at the annual celebration of the institutionʼs top scholars.
The Division of Immunology hosted a full day of outreach on Friday 1st November 2019 for high school learners; 93 pupils attended from Retreat, Lavender Hill, Joe Slovo and Khayelitsha. The outreach team was led by Associate Professor Reto Guler who organised a day of interactive science and learning.
The final analysis of a multi-site medical trial involving the University of Cape Town (UCT) has produced the first signal of a potentially effective vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) in almost 100 years.