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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
Langdon, Zilla join College of Fellows ‘elders’

Two new Fellows were inducted into the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) prestigious College of Fellows at the annual fellows dinner held at Smuts Hall this week. In addition, six College of Fellows Young Researcher Awards were made.

Publication Date:
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 - 11:15
Medicines for Africans by Africans

Africa accounts for 15% of the global population and 25% of the global disease burden, yet the discovery and development of medicines that end up in Africa has historically only happened in the global north. It is time for the situation to change, says Professor Kelly Chibale, director and founder of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 09:15
Breaking barriers to a cure for HIV

An international, collaborative study involving University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers has revealed an unexpected finding that could lead to better therapies towards reducing the HIV reservoir, a major barrier to developing a cure for HIV. The reservoir consists of viral DNA that survives hidden in the body even after indefinite treatment with antiretrovirals.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 - 07:45
UCT researchers honoured by ASSAf & SAYAS

Three University of Cape Town (UCT) professors have been elected to stand among South Africa’s leading scholars and scientists as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), while a UCT associate professor joined the ranks of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS).

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 - 11:45

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