The IDM has curated a go-to range of reliable information to guide and assist staff and students during this time of crisis. We are continuously updating the various COVID-19 resources listed on our webpage below.
The IDM - a cross-faculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Our state-of-the-art facility is based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus operating in the fields of infectious diseases and molecular medicine. Learn more about the IDM in this lecture presented by the director, Professor Val Mizrahi.
Emeritus Professor William Bond, Professor Estelle (Vicki) Lambert and Associate Professor Darren Martin from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among the most-cited researchers in the world. This is according to the latest list from Clarivate Analytics.
Trailblazing his own path, choosing not to follow the crowd and being brave has brought University of Cape Town (UCT) medical student Timothy de Wet benchmark-setting academic achievement: he will graduate with a PhD this December, and is set to graduate with an MBChB in December 2022.
Professor Graeme Meintjes, an adult infectious diseases physician and the second chair and deputy head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has been awarded the 2020 European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Scientific Leadership Prize for his significant contribution to the improved understanding of HIV and its complications. This prize comes shortly after Meintjes was awarded the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Scientific Merit Award: Gold Medal.
A global target for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV globally was set in 2015. The ambitious target of the Joint United Nations Programme (UNAIDS) was to reduce new infant HIV infections by 75% by 2020. This is equivalent to reducing new infections to under 1%.