Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced the winners of the first Africa-focused seed fund. The funded projects will bring scientists together from Imperial, MIT and partner institutions in Africa, to work on infectious disease, high energy physics and eco-friendly refrigerants. The MIT - Africa - Imperial College London Seed Fund promotes early-stage collaboration between faculty and researchers at MIT, Imperial College London and institutions in Africa.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Annual Steve Lawn Memorial Lecture has been postponed to the 2nd of April 2019. The time and venue will be confirmed soonest. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
At the age of five, 20% of children in Masiphumelele are already infected with tuberculosis (TB). When these children enter high school, about half are infected with TB. By the time they become young adults, the infection rate has increased to roughly 80%.
The cutting-edge Aerobiology TB Research Facility, built near Masiphumelele and dedicated to studying the transmission of tuberculosis, was opened by UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on Wednesday, 20 February 2019.