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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.


Another win for H3D as Kelly Chibale achieves A-rating
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 08:00

Kelly Chibale's invaluable contribution to the ongoing battle against malaria – amongst others – has been awarded an 'A' rating by the National Research Foundation.

Claire Hoving receives Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 08:00

The highly competitive Intermediate Fellowship programme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level, and will fully support Claire for five years.

Prof Robin Grimes from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office visits CIDRI-Africa
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 08:00

CIDRI-Africa hosted a UK Science delegation at the Khayelitsha Site B clinical research site in December 2017.


80th Birthday Celebration in honour of Emeritus Professor Wieland Gevers
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 16:00

A Symposium was held on Monday 27th November 2017, entitled “Beyond the Canonical Roles of Metabolism: Reflections and Looking Ahead”. A wonderful tribute to an inspirational man who still inspires.

Michael Levitt, Nobel Prize winner, visits IDM
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 08:00

A seminar entitled ‘Birth & Future of Multiscale Modelling of Macromolecules’ was presented to the IDM by Prof Michael Levitt, Nobel prize winner 2013 and Prof, Structural Biology, at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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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.

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Prestigious SAMRC Medals to two IDM Members
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.

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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.