Welcome to the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Pretoria
The School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Microbiology is vibrant with motivated scholars, inspired pathologists and scientists aspiring for excellence. The Department focuses on molecular identification and characterisation of emerging and re-emerging pathogens, antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and the subsequent clinical implications.
Other areas of research projects in the Department include research of inhaled therapies for tuberculosis and a probable next generation sequencing of M.tuberculosis. Rapid developments in the evaluation of multiple drug resistance have resulted in a concerted thrust to develop an antimicrobial resistance programme.
Prospective students who are looking for more information are encouraged to contact the department.