The IDM - a transfaculty, 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 & molecular medicine
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IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific & clinical disciplines; with 62 consortia linking us with 183 institutions in 22 African countries & 24 countries beyond.
IDM capacity building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research & health sciences human capital development.
Clinical research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM infuences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in the various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.

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


Monday, 22 October 2018
The Coming of Age of Drug-Susceptibility Testing for Tuberculosis

CIDRI-Africa Contributing and Principal Investigators A/Prof. Helen Cox and Prof. Valerie Mizrahi's editorial on genomic approaches to Mtb drug susceptibility testing was published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:45
Candidate tuberculosis (TB) vaccine can prevent active pulmonary TB in HIVnegative adults in phase II study

A primary analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows positive results in a clinical trial conducted in tuberculosis-endemic regions. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:15
Fogarty PhD Fellowship in HIV-associated Tuberculosis: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics of New Antiretroviral Drugs

We are seeking applicants for one PhD fellowship position: the successful candidate will be based within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at UCT. The incumbent will work under the joint supervision of Professor Gary Maartens, Head of Division, and Professor David Haas, Vanderbilt University, US.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 09:00
SAMRC Gold Medal Award

The prestigious SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards gala event was held on 30 August 2018 in Cape Town. The annual event, a highlight in South Africa’s health calendar, recognises and celebrates leading health research through a set of established medal awards.


Publication Date:
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 13:15