Research at our state-of-the-art facility is focused in five inter-linked thematic areas.Read more
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.
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.
IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific and clinical disciplines; with collaborators based at 356 institutions in 22 African countries and 35 countries beyond.
To make space for the growing staff complement at the IDM an extension project was undertaken. The new building was constructed in the Wernher & Beit North courtyards.Read more
Three academics from the University of Cape Town (UCT) – Professor Estelle (Vicki) Lambert, Professor Dan Stein, and Associate Professor Darren MartinRead more
Drs Alisha Chetty and Rachael Dangarembizi’s work will contribute to advancements in understanding and fill existing gaps in their respective fields of study.Read more
Through the annual Research Celebration, it was evident that the future of research excellence at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is in good hands. Four distinguished researchers with illustrious careersRead more
Ten University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have been inducted as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). Concurrently, the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) admitted one researcher from UCT.Read more