WORMS CAN AFFECT VACCINE EFFICACY: LESSONS FOR COVID-19?
Fungai Musaigwa (PhD candidate in the Division of Immunology) and his supervisor ,Dr Justin Nono Komguep, published an article in The Conversation on 12 September 2021 entitled "Worms can affect vaccine efficacy: lessons for COVID-19?".Read more
DELETION OF IL-4RΑ SIGNALING ON B CELLS LIMITS HYPERRESPONSIVENESS DEPENDING ON ANTIGEN LOAD
Division of Immunology and ICGEB researchers recently authored a paper in JACI. The paper published in December 2020 is entitled "Deletion of IL-4Rα signaling on B cells limits hyperresponsiveness depending on antigen load".Read more
HORMONAL CONTRACEPTION ALTERS VAGINAL MICROBIOTA AND CYTOKINES IN SA ADOLESCENTS
Division of Immunology researchers; Dr Christine Balle (first author), Dr Shameem Z. Jaumdally, Dr Anna-Ursula Happel, Rachel Esra, Enock Havyarimana and Dr Heather Jaspan recently authored a paper in Nature Communications.Read more
IL-4RΑ SIGNALING IN CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ T REGULATORY CELLS RESTRAINS AIRWAY INFLAMMATION VIA LIMITING LOCAL TISSUE IL-33
Division of Immunology and ICGEB researchers Dr Jermaine Khumalo, Dr Frank Kirstein, Dr Sabelo Hadebe and Professor Frank Brombacher, recently authored a paper in JCI Insight.Read more
IL-4R ALPHA DEFICIENCY INFLUENCES HIPPOCAMPAL-BDNF SIGNALING PATHWAY TO IMPAIR REFERENCE MEMORY
Division of Immunology and ICGEB researchers recently authored a paper in Scientific Reports. The paper published in October 2020 is entitled “IL-4R alpha deficiency influences hippocampal-BDNF signaling pathway to impair reference memory”.Read more
FameLab SA Competition
Congratulations to all IDM FameLab SA finalists and winners! Well done to Adijat, Rachael and Maxine, we are so proud of you!Read more
The Division of Immunology and SATVI (South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative) would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our 2022 MSc and PhD graduates on their stupendous achievements.Read more
The Division of Immunology is very proud of our PhD candidate
The Division of Immunology is very proud of our PhD candidate, Sohair Geyer-Benjamin, who participated in the 2022 South Africa FameLab competition as one of 10 impressive contenders competing for the chance to represent South Africa in the InternationRead more
Why Immunology at UCT?
‘Driving science to promote world health’ with an emphasis on cutting-edge research, training students and staff, mentoring and enhancing research capacity in South Africa.
To use an integrated cohesive immunology programme of research, education and service to combat communicable and non-communicable diseases in South Africa and beyond.
UCT has a strong track record in immunology and aims to become the centre of research in Africa. Most of the research projects are internationally collaborative which is essential for meaningful research.
‘Driving science to promote world health’