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Wellcome Trust new funding opportunity – Monday 12th April 2.30 SAST
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 10:45

The way Wellcome funds is changing to support our new strategy. We’ll support discovery research in any discipline through a simplified set of funding schemes. The new schemes are designed to give researchers across career stages more freedom, time and resource to pursue their ideas and build a better research culture. 

Join this webinar to hear more about our new schemes from Alyson Fox, Director of Research Funding and Michael Dunn, Director of Discovery Research.

Start-up Emerging Researcher Awards (SERA)
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 12:45

Call for Applications
Faculty of Health Sciences Research Committee (FRC)
Start-up Emerging Researcher Awards (SERA)
Deadline for Submission: 29 April 2021

Six outstanding UCT scientists recognised by the SAMRC
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 14:15

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has recognised six researchers and scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT) at the 7th SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards ceremony.

COVID-19 third surge: ‘Fraught with problems’
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 11:45

As a third wave of COVID-19 infections looms, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Marc Mendelson shared some lessons scientists learned during the second wave. He also sketched a picture of the anticipated third surge and offered some tips and advice on how to prepare.

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 14:00

Awarded to Dr Linda Boloko, CIDRI-Africa, UCT

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 08:15

Professor Solly Benatar extends an invitation to join the book launch (virtually) of the new publication “GLOBAL HEALTH: ETHICAL CHALLENGES” of which he is co-Editor.

Bootcamp prepares fourth-year medical students for clinical practice
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 07:45

Preparing to assess and manage ill patients in a clinical setting for the first time can cause considerable stress and anxiety for fourth-year medical students at the University of Cape Town (UCT). But that’s a thing of the past, following the introduction of the Bootcamp Orientation Programme. The initiative was organised by the convenors of the fourth-year Internal Medicine rotation programme and roped in staff from the Department of Medicine in UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences for support.

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 09:15

Online registration for the meeting takes less than 1 minute to complete & is open today until end of March: Cardiology, Diabetes & Nephrology at the Limits London 2021 (eventscloud.com)

Attendees are required to register in order to secure their place and receive the log-in link & password to the live sessions on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 April (those details will be emailed 48 hours prior to the registrant).

Researchers at UCT run vaccine clinical trial
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 08:15

The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa), based at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, at the University of Cape Town (UCT) will conduct a Phase I hAd5 T-cell-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine clinical trial.

Temperature screening in health facilities and workplaces
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 07:45

Temperature Screening in the Workplace – see latest guidelines issued 7 December 2020

UCT supports World Diabetes Day
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 - 08:30

Treating diabetes is possible, yet not nearly enough is being done in South Africa and around the world to win the war on a disease that directly impacts millions of families in the country and globally, said the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Naomi Levitt.

Lancet Commission on Diabetes Launch – Using data to transform diabetes care and lives with diabetes
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 10:30

 13 Nov (Friday) 0900 (EST) 1400 (GMT/UK) 1500 (Geneva) 2200 (Hong Kong) 0100 (Melbourne) 1600(SAST)