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
Our state-of-the-art facility is based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus operating in the fields of infectious diseases and molecular medicine. Learn more about the IDM in this lecture presented by the director, Professor Val Mizrahi.
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.

University accredited research institute | Tackling diseases of importance in Africa | Developing people | Impacting health policy and practice

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Thursday, 27 January 2022
VC’s challenge to new UCT Fellows

“You are the university’s elders,” University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said in her address to welcome nine inductees to the UCT College of Fellows on 3 November. Her two challenges to the inductees centred on the university’s Vision 2030 and its massive transformative purpose to unleash human potential for a fair and just society.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 13:30
UCT research 109th in the world

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been placed 109th in the 2022 US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings. UCT was also ranked in the top 100 for five subjects, including an outstanding position well within the top 20 for infectious diseases.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 13:00
Grants give African data science a boost

Infrastructure and capacity development are a big focus of boosting health research on the African continent. This work will be facilitated through five-year grants awarded by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund’s Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa, to three data scientists at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), based at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS).

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 09:45
Health Sciences PhD student awarded Google Fellowship

PhD student Dennis Dogbey, from the Medical Biotechnology and Immunotherapy (MB&I) Research Unit at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine based at the Faculty of Health Sciences was recently awarded a 2021 Africa PhD Google Fellowship for Human-Computer Interactions – as this year’s only African recipient in this subfield.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 09:45