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.

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

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Sunday, 24 January 2021
New UCT fellows’ crucible moments

Every year, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Council awards UCT Fellowships, which recognise members of permanent academic staff for original and distinguished academic work that merits special recognition.

Publication Date:
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 - 10:30
Delivering innovation and inclusivity in science

University of Cape Town researchers, Professor Ambroise Wonkam, director of Genetic Medicine of African Populations (GeneMAP) based at the Division of Human Genetics and Ntando Yola, the Community Engagement Lead at the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation will bring their unique perspectives together at a Science-meets-Science Culture talk that is open to all, Life Science Across the Globe. The session will be hosted on Wednesday.

Publication Date:
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 - 09:30
Pregnancy, obesity and HIV explored in new study

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) has secured a R120 million grant from the United States (US) National Institutes of Health for a new birth cohort study to examine obesity in pregnant women living with HIV, as well as their children. UCT joins an international consortium including Columbia University and Northwestern University in the US.

Publication Date:
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 08:00
A celebration of UCT research 2019-2020

The latest issue of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) annual research publication Research & Innovation Highlights was launched at UCT’s first virtual annual research function last night, along with the sixth edition of the eResearch report.

Publication Date:
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 09:15