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 continues to be recognised for the quality and impact of his research in the immunology of infectious diseases.
Valerie Mizrahi and Carolyn Williamson have been awarded the 2017 SAMRC’s Platinum Lifetime Achievement Award, and Gold Award, respectively.
Musa Mhlanga is to be funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as part of its world-wide Human Cell Atlas (HCA) project.
Anna-Lise Williamson and Jonathan Blackburn have their national SARChI chairs renewed for a further five-year term each.
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 was awarded a 3-year BRICS multilateral joint S&T research collaboration grant, with their programme entitled “Epigenetics of macrophages during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”.
The IDM recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships awarded, for 3 years each, under the new Carnegie DEAL in Africa programme.
Our congratulations to Jonathan Blackburn, Clive Gray, Heather Jaspan and Mark Nicol for their recent NIH funding awards.
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 and David Barr shone at two events when presenting aspects of their respective PhD studies.
The ICGEB held a successful 4-day workshop on HDTs for infectious diseases’. Organisers were Frank Brombacher and Reto Guler