Annual Research Day 2017
Adolescent & Youth Health Policy | 11 - 15 September
This short-course has been developed to support staff of governmental & non-governmental organizations working at national, provincial & district levels, in the implementation of the new Adolescent & Youth Health Policy 2017 & allied policies.
Airway & Thoracic Skills Short Courses
OpenAirway in conjunction with the UCT Department of Anaesthesisa...
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IDM Seminar Invitation - USA funding opportunities
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 13:00

University of Cape Town
The Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine
invites you to attend a
Seminar on Wednesday, 24th May at 13h00-14h00
Wolfson Pavilion Lecture Theatre

Occupying the 'front seat' is a privilege and responsibility
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00

"Do no harm," anti-apartheid activist and comparative constitutional law doyen Professor Heinz Klug urged health sciences and law graduands.

Innovation improving lives
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:30

UCT’s Research Contracts and Innovation office presented a collection of inventions developed by UCT researchers in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) day.

Antibiotic resistance has a language problem
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 09:45

Failure to use simple, clear and consistent language can undermine global responses to the urgent threat of bacteria that are resistant to available antibiotics.

A ray of hope for neglected African disease: sickle cell disease
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 08:15

UCT’s Professor Ambroise Wonkam has secured US$3.7 million to establish the Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC), which will build capacity to help Africa tackle sickle cell disease.

How we found the gene for a rare heart disease and why it matters
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:30

Professor Bongani Mayosi spoke to The Conversation about the significance of the discovery of a gene that’s responsible for an inherited form of heart muscle disease.

Latest transmission patterns for drug resistant TB pose a new challenge
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:45

The emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis has resulted in scientists taking a more aggressive and urgent approach to research into the development of the disease.

Press Release: Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progress
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 16:00

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progress .  New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost

A new frontier for cancer diagnostics
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:45

UCT has partnered with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation to develop GluCAB, a breakthrough in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dean’s Corner - March 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 15:00

Welcome to the first edition of Faculty News for 2017. The mini-semester has been completed and the academic year has commenced. I wish to express my deepest appreciation to the staff and students in our undergraduate programmes for working so hard to enable this smooth transition.

Medicine and science in harmony after seven years
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 14:00

Matthew Amoni always wanted to be a doctor, but he also fell in love with science at school. So he studied both, completing an MBChB, BSc (Med) (Hons) and an MSc in physiology as part of UCT’s Clinical Scholars Programme. And he’s about to start his PhD in heart arrhythmias.

UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 14:00

UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.