Simon Mendelsohn

Simon Mendelsohn


University of Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: +27 21 406 6786






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Research Keywords: 

Tuberculosis, Biomarkers, Diagnosis, Transcriptomics



Dr Simon Mendelsohn graduated from the University of Cape Town as a medical doctor in 2011, and later read for two Master’s degrees at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship; Immunology (2015) and International Health and Tropical Medicine (2016), and obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians (London). He has experience in HIV and TB clinical medicine, most recently with Médecins Sans Frontières implementing an HIV and TB programme in Malawi prisons.

Simon joined the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) as a clinical trial investigator and PhD fellow in 2017 and was a awarded a Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program Clinician Scientist PhD Fellowship in 2018. Simon’s research interests lie in developing new TB diagnostic tools and his current work focuses on whole-blood host transcriptomic biomarkers of TB disease.


Related Websites: 

SATVI Website


Key Publications:

ResearchGate Profile