Biomarker discovery offers hope for new TB vaccine development
A team of scientists from the University of Cape Town, Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have made a discovery that reveals how we can improve development of more effective vaccines against tuberculosis.
Community Engagement
In 2012 SATVI developed a drama production to promote awareness about TB vaccine clinical research, titled “Carina’s Choice” with learners from Worcester Secondary School as actors and UCT drama school students as mentors. A very successful roadshow...
Accredited UCT Research Centre
The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) is an accreditated Research Centre of the University of Cape Town.
Kick TB Schools Program 17- 27 May 2016
On Tuesday 17 May 2016, SATVI kicked off a districtwide TB awareness raising program, in partnership with TB Alliance, the Western Cape Education Department, AERAS, TB Care (USAID), in Robertson.
Our Research Outputs
The past 15 years we have conducted 22 Phase I–IV trials of BCG and 9 novel TB vaccine candidates, among more than 25,000 research participants. Since 2006 our publication output stands at more than 175 co-authored papers.


Saturday, 27 August 2016

On Tuesday 23 August 2016 SATVI hosted a delegation of biomedical students from the Namibia University of Technology at the Worcester Field site.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:45

We have a vacancy for a Quality Assurance Specialist at our Worcester Field site. NOW CLOSED

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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 14:15

Associate Professor Mark Hatherill, Director of SATVI, will present a paper at the TB 2016 Conference taking place in Durban from 16 to 17 July 2016.

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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:30

SATVI has just been awarded a grant to study the adaptive and innate immune responses associated with spontaneous reversion of QuantiFERON In Tube assay (QFT), used to determine if a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb).

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 12:30