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


Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Three further NIH awards to IDM: TB and respiratory & breast milk microbiota studies

Our congratulations to Jonathan Blackburn, Clive Gray, Heather Jaspan and Mark Nicol for their recent NIH funding awards.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 16:00
Graeme Meintjes
Graeme Meintjes elected to UCT College of Fellows

Our congratulations to Professor Graeme Meintjes, of the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa), Member of the IDM, and of the Department of Medicine. The UCT College Fellowship is awarded to members of the permanent academic staff of the University in recognition of original, distinguished academic work such as to merit special recognition.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 16:00
Charlotte Schutz & David Barr
Best presentation awards for CIDRI-Africa investigators

Charlotte Schutz and David Barr shone at two events when presenting aspects of their respective PhD studies.

Publication Date:
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 16:00
ICGEB Frank & Reto
ICGEB holds workshop on host-directed therapeutic strategies for infectious diseases

The ICGEB held a successful 4-day workshop on HDTs for infectious diseases’. Organisers were Frank Brombacher and Reto Guler

Publication Date:
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 16:00