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.
Cell Imaging Microscope
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

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Thursday, 21 November 2019
Excellent, loyal, nurturers of a new generation

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 - 10:00
UCT’s 2020 Mandela Rhodes scholars

Seven University of Cape Town (UCT) students have been honoured among the Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) Class of 2020, joining another 47 inspirational young leaders from across Africa.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 - 10:00
Division of Immunology Outreach Day 2019

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 - 14:15
First real hope for a TB vaccine in 100 years

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.

Publication Date:
Thu, 31 Oct 2019 - 08:30