​​​​Division of Medical Microbiology

Research

We focus on operational research that improves the diagnosis of infectious diseases, with a preference for projects that have a clear relevance to the health needs of the Western Cape community.

Our ability to embark on new projects depends on the following factors:

  • Adequate clinical material should be available.
  • For student projects, our senior staff must have the capacity to provide adequate supervision.
  • The project must have the potential to secure funding from the NHLS, NRF or other funding agencies.

We successfully collaborate with many divisions / departments / institutions, and interdisciplinary research projects are encouraged.​