Our researchers remain committed to keep researching malaria despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed life as we know it.
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) is a fully integrated, trans-disciplinary and interfaculty initiative. The aim of the Institute is to coordinate and promote collaborative research on safer and sustainable malaria control and management strategies, and to generate new knowledge and support new activities pertaining to safe malaria control in Africa.
Postdoc opportunity for 2022 intake
The DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Mathematical Models and Methods in Biosciences and Bioengineering in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Pretoria, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Epidemics, commencing in 2022. The main topics of research will be the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences, and malaria.
The fellowship will be awarded to an excellent applicant who has strong mathematical and computational skills, especially in analysis and differential equations, and a good research record in epidemiological modelling of, in particular, the above diseases.
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*The UP ISMC recognises the importance of using insecticides for malaria control, but also the necessity of finding safer alternatives to protect the lives and livelihoods of people living in areas where these insecticides are used.