Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity

13th Nov 2019

2019 UCT Research Annual Celebration – Research and Innovation Highlights of 2018-2019

For the latest research news, please visit our research and innovation news site or read our research magazine Umthombo. Download the PDF version
8th Nov 2019

SAMRC to honour distinguished scientists at a 50th Gala Event

SAMRC 50th GALA Event – 07 November 2019 – CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria Cape Town | The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) will tonight honour […]
29th Jul 2019

Prof Dheda interview on exercise-induced asthma

27th Jul 2019

Dr Phindile Gina received the Best research presentation at SATS

23rd Apr 2019
Dr Phindile Gina

Dr Phindile Gina awarded: WhiteSci Travel Award Scheme

Dr Phindile Gina has been selected as one of the 2019 WhiteSci Travel Award winners. The award of R7,500 will make a significant contribution towards the costs […]
22nd Oct 2018

SAMRC’S scientific excellence recognized by the NRF

22 October 2018 | Cape Town | Scientists at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) have received top honours from the National Research Foundation (NRF) for their leadership and excellence in science and research.
1st Oct 2018
Umthombo Magazine

2018 UCT Annual Research Function: UCT research and Innovation October 2017- 2018 edition

Umthombo Magazine features research stories from across universities New diagnostics tools for TB meningitis See the interactive Umthombo magazine here Download the PDF version
25th Sep 2018

TB: Everything we have is not enough

The story of Goodman Mkhanda In the world of tuberculosis it is often said that ‘it takes a village to cure TB’, and in the case […]
19th Sep 2018

Medicine Research Day Winners: 44th Annual Research Day

17th Sep 2018

EDCTP Prizes 2018: Prof Dheda presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize

Photo: Prof. Tanner, Prof. Keertan Dheda, Dr Simão Prof Dheda was presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize at the EDCTP opening ceremony of the Ninth Forum […]
12th Jul 2018

Unit set up to probe antibiotic resistance especially to TB

A NEW unit has been established at UCT to probe the ramifications of antibiotic resistance. A first for South Africa, the unit aims to address the […]
24th Mar 2018

Health-E News: World TB Day – SA’s TB breakthrough returns to 100-year-old vaccine

A breakthrough South African study may change the course of vaccine research for the world’s number one infectious-disease killer: tuberculosis (TB). While a new vaccine has […]
23rd Mar 2018

TB remains the top infectious killer in the world

Prof Keertan Dheda interviewed on eNCA, 23 March 2018
22nd Aug 2017

Recent awards at the SATS Conference held at Century City conference centre in Cape Town, August 2017

Another amazing accomplishment for the Lung Infection and Immunity Unit at this year’s South African Thoracic Society Congress as four of the units scientists won awards. […]
22nd Mar 2017

Rise of superbug tuberculosis hampers global control efforts

London (Reuters) – Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new […]
7th Feb 2017

Shocking: Several TB strains now incurable, say local researchers

The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis has taken a new, horrifying turn. According to scientists, as a result of patients not finishing their treatments for tuberculosis (TB), […]
30th Jan 2017

Address poverty, HIV to stem TB

The rise of incurable tuberculosis (TB) underscores the need to address poverty, overcrowding and the HIV epidemic in Africa, experts say. A study which tracked more […]
10th Mar 2015

Cape Town residents suffer smoke inhalation

CAPE TOWN – Not being able to breathe is a trauma many Cape Town residents have experienced in the last week. From regular shack fires to […]