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Wieland Gevers Symposium
80th Birthday Celebration in honour of Emeritus Professor Wieland Gevers
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 16:00

A Symposium will be held on Monday 27th November 2017, entitled “Beyond the Canonical Roles of Metabolism: Reflections and Looking Ahead”. This will be followed by a Cocktail Reception. Interested members of the public are welcome at either or both events.

Frank Brombacher
Renewal of SARChI Chair and NRF A1 rating
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 16:00

Frank Brombacher continues to be recognised for the quality and impact of his research in the immunology of infectious diseases.

Val Mizrahi & Carolyn Williamson
Valerie Mizrahi and Carolyn Williamson awarded prestigious SAMRC Medals
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:30

Valerie Mizrahi and Carolyn Williamson have been awarded the 2017 SAMRC’s Platinum Lifetime Achievement Award, and Gold Award, respectively.

Musa Mhlanga
Musa Mhlanga funded as part of the world-wide Human Cell Atlas (HCA) project
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:15

Musa Mhlanga is to be funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as part of its world-wide Human Cell Atlas (HCA) project.

Annalise Williamson & Jonathan Blackburn
Anna-Lise Williamson and Jonathan Blackburn’s SARChI chairs renewed
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:00

Anna-Lise Williamson and Jonathan Blackburn have their national SARChI chairs renewed for a further five-year term each.

Fogarty UCT team
Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program awarded to UCT with partners Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt Universities in the US
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 16:00

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program has been established at UCT, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University in the USA, funded for 5 years by the Fogarty International Center, US National Institutes of Health.

Reto Guler
Reto Guler awarded BRICS multilateral joint S&T research collaboration
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 16:00

Reto Guler was awarded a 3-year BRICS multilateral joint S&T research collaboration grant, with their programme entitled “Epigenetics of macrophages during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”.

Carnegie DEAL fellowships
Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa fellowships for the IDM
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 16:00

The IDM recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships awarded, for 3 years each, under the new Carnegie DEAL in Africa programme.

Three further NIH awards to IDM: TB and respiratory & breast milk microbiota studies
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 16:00

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

Graeme Meintjes
Graeme Meintjes elected to UCT College of Fellows
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 16:00

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.

Charlotte Schutz & David Barr
Best presentation awards for CIDRI-Africa investigators
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 16:00

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

ICGEB Frank & Reto
ICGEB holds workshop on host-directed therapeutic strategies for infectious diseases
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 16:00

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