Immunology Research Group
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Welcome to the home page of the Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group.

We are a multi-disciplinary academic team of scientists, doctors, technicians, nurses and assistants, led by Gerhard Walzl, pulmonologist and Tuberculosis Biomarker and Immunology researcher. 

The Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group (SU-IRG) was established in 2002 within the Division of Molecular Biology & Human Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, at Stellenbosch University.  The Immunology Research Group has since been involved in numerous international and local research collaborations, contributing amongst others, to the fields of Immunology, Tuberculosis and HIV.  Our main focus as a specialist Tuberculosis Immunology Group is biomarkers.

The SU-IRG works in conjunction with the Molecular Biology Clinical Research Unit, which was established in 2016. This unit is responsible for all clinical trial operations involving volunteer study participants. This includes recruitment, enrolment and follow-up of participants, as well as sample collection and the collection of clinical data.

Please read more about us and our work by following the relevant links.

Events and Notices

9 June 2018 - 10:00

SU-IRG CAB Meeting

4th Floor Seminar Room at Fisan Building


12-15 June 2018

​The 5th SA TB Conference in Durban, SA. For more information click here.


 29 August 2018

62nd Annual Academic Day

For more information click here.


​Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group


Welcome to the home page of the Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group.