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
Cell Imaging Microscope
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


Friday, 17 August 2018
Robert Millar rated 'A' for a 5th time by the National Research Foundation

Robert Millar has been re-acknowledged by the NRF as an internationally recognised leading scholar in his field of research - peptide regulators of reproductive hormones.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:00
Care providers in ART care to reconsider measures of care retention

Samantha Kaplan, former Fogarty Global Health Fellow at UCT, Andrew Boulle, Graeme Meintjes (CIDRI-Africa) & colleagues publish results from study with ~40 000 patients at 13 Khayelitsha ART clinics.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 07:30
Ed Rybicki rated 'A' by the National Research Foundation

Ed Rybicki is acknowledged by the NRF as an internationally recognised leading scholar in his field of research - vaccine biotechnology.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:30
Positive results from research on vaginal ring containing dapivirine for HIV protection

Mid-study results provide important evidence that many of the women using the vaginal ring are achieving protection against HIV infection.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 16:30