COVID-19 Resources
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.
Under construction – Building underway at the IDM
To make space for the growing staff complement at the IDM new construction has commenced.
The IDM - a cross-faculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus in a 7,100 sqm state-of-the-art facility, we operate in the fields of infectious diseases and molecular medicine.
Clinical Research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM influences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.
IDM Capacity Building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research and health sciences human capital development.

University accredited research institute | Tackling diseases of importance in Africa | Developing people | Impacting health policy and practice

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Monday, 6 December 2021
Q&A with new Associate Member Dr Muki Shey

Producing world-class excellence at the IDM is a collaborative effort. Here we're highlighting those who have had a notable impact on our work by upholding the values of the Institute. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 12:30
Grant to boost bioimaging in Africa

Two groups at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have been awarded grants by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to expand access to and expertise in bioimaging and microscopy throughout Africa. These three-year grants will enable the Electron Microscope Unit and the African BioImaging Consortium, both based at UCT, to invest in education, training and networking opportunities to serve the scientific community throughout the continent.

Publication Date:
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 08:45
VC’s challenge to new UCT Fellows

“You are the university’s elders,” University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said in her address to welcome nine inductees to the UCT College of Fellows on 3 November. Her two challenges to the inductees centred on the university’s Vision 2030 and its massive transformative purpose to unleash human potential for a fair and just society.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 13:30
UCT research 109th in the world

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been placed 109th in the 2022 US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings. UCT was also ranked in the top 100 for five subjects, including an outstanding position well within the top 20 for infectious diseases.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 13:00