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Fogarty Research Team
First fruits of Fogarty HIV-TB training programme
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 15:00

Four of the Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program trainees have been selected to attend the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Summer School, which takes place at Johns Hopkins University in the United States from 11 to 30 June.

Fogarty HATTP medical students seminar
UCT medical students introduced to HIV-TB clinical research
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 08:45

Twenty medical students attended the first Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program seminar at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences on 4th and 5th May 2018.

Robert Millar rated 'A' for a 5th time by the National Research Foundation
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:00

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.

Care providers in ART care to reconsider measures of care retention
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 07:30

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.

New results with retaining people living with HIV in care: dynamics of disengagement
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 07:30

Samantha Kaplan, former Fogarty Global Health Fellow at UCT supervised by Andrew Boulle & Graeme Meintjes (CIDRI-Africa) have shown that care providers in ART care need to reconsider measures of care retention for highly mobile populations.

Ed Rybicki rated 'A' by the National Research Foundation
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:30

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

Positive results from research on vaginal ring containing dapivirine for HIV protection
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 16:30

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

A/Professor Jo-Ann Passmore and Dr Lindi Masson
Jo-Ann Passmore & Lindi Masson publish research in Nature Medicine
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 16:30

Jo-Ann Passmore, Lindi Masson and colleagues publish results that show immunological predictors of HIV risk may modify the effectiveness of tools for HIV prevention; and by reducing genital inflammation in women, HIV prevention efforts may be augmented.

START partnership between Africa and the UK: training next-generation researchers in structural biology
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 14:00

Trevor Sewell has been the driving force behind the award of a major UK grant to UCT creating a Centre of Excellence in Structural Biology, focusing on diseases such as HIV-AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and African horse sickness.


Ambroise Wonkam awarded major grant from African Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:30

His five year programme is entitled ‘Hearing Impairment Genetic Studies in Africa’ (HI-GENES Africa), and he will work with colleagues from Cameroon, Mali, Ghana and South Africa.


Robert Millar wins AU 2017 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Award for Scientific Excellence
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:30

This Continental Award is given in recognition of outstanding scientific achievement and contribution, through science, to socioeconomic development in Africa.


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Newly-discovered TB blood signal provides early warning for at-risk patients
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:30

Tuberculosis can be detected in people with HIV infection via a unique blood signal before symptoms appear, according to the results of a new study led by researchers based in CIDRI-Africa (in the IDM) and international colleagues.