Important Dates:

Registration to open:
25 January 2022

Abstract submission and travel bursary application opens:
25 February 2022

Abstract and travel bursary
closing date:
18 June 2022

Abstract and travel bursary notification sent to authors:
22 July 2022

Early bird closing date:
15 August 2022


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Welcome from Kelly Chibale

Founder and Director of H3D
Chair of the 2022 H3D Symposium Committee:

I would like to welcome you all to the 2022 H3D Symposium hosted by the University of Cape Town’s Holistic Drug Discovery & Development (H3D) Centre.  This is the 4th H3D Symposium held in Africa (the 3rd in the Western Cape) and the 2022 theme is ‘A Spectrum of Opportunities in Infectious Disease Drug Discovery to Enhance Global Health’.  The Symposium covers the Centre’s research over 12 years conducted on infectious diseases and includes presentations from the H3D team, our research collaborators, and local and international funders. 

Thank you all very much for making the effort to join us out here and I hope you will enjoy this Symposium held in true Cape style at the Webersburg Estate, surrounded by leafy vineyards and beautiful mountain scenery, in the Stellenbosch winelands.  Enjoy listening to, learning from and networking with drug discovery and development scientists and students from Africa and around the world, all of whom are working on the discovery of drugs to combat Tuberculosis, Malaria, antibiotic-resistant microbial diseases and a host of Neglected Tropical Diseases.  Through this symposium, we’d like to ensure that all these highly infectious, deleterious diseases receive worldwide attention in both scientific and non-scientific arenas.

I’d like to thank all our sponsors for their generous contributions, which made this Symposium possible, also ensuring the attendance of many students.  Finally, I sincerely hope that participation in our symposium will inspire your further research and renew your commitment to enhancing global health!

Kelly Chibale