The TB Centre

The TB Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a unique collaborative academic centre, representing the largest collection of researchers working on TB in Europe.

TB Centre Retreat 2017 | Video out now

Thank you to everyone who came to the TB Centre retreat. We hope you found it to be engaging and informative. We have released the video from the retreat which can be found using the link below, or on the news section of our website.

Retreat video

LSHTM/UCL World TB day symposium 2017 - videos are available now

On the 24th of March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 that Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We take this opportunity each year to highlight contemporary research innovation and future challenges in a one day symposium co-organised by the LSHTM TB Centre and UCL-TB. This year’s symposium took place at the Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London.

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The Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize

The Research Leadership Prize was introduced as part of the Fund, which is aimed for innovative research on tuberculosis and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and acknowledges young researchers conducting encouraging work focused on reducing the disease burden of TB and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2017

The recording from the Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2017 on Monday, 13 March is now available to view. Honouring the life of our friend and colleague Stephen Lawn, who died from a brain tumour in September 2016. Help contribute towards the Steve Lawn Memorial Fund. The Fund aims to continue his legacy, inspiring a new generation of TB researchers.

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World TB Day 2016: Videos and interviews with leading experts in tuberculosis research

Leading tuberculosis (TB) experts from the University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) were interviewed during the World TB Day 2016. They discussed various aspects of TB including diagnosis, vaccine development and immune correlates.

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Everyday Emergency: The MSF Podcast

Doctors without Borders/MSF have launched a new podcast series that brings true stories from people on the frontline of humanitarian emergencies across the world. TB Centre has collaborated with MSF on trials using bedaquiline and pretomanid to treat drug resistant TB. The latest podcast titled 'In the darkest hour' details the difficulties in treating MDR and XDR-TB in Uzbekistan.


TB research boosted by sequenced strains

Scientists working with tuberculosis (TB) have recently been given a boost in the quest to develop better treatments for TB. They now have access to over 100 strains that have been genome sequenced, including strains resistant to the major TB drugs. The study, reported in the journal BMC Medicine, was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Ending TB: the race to control a disease in hiding

Meera Senthilingam has written an excellent feature in which the TB Centre is featured prominently. The article includes interviews with several members of the Centre and demonstrates how we are working to end the disease.

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Vaccine Design (Documentary)

BFM89.9 interviewed Dr Helen Fletcher, Director of the TB Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Dr Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group on turberculosis vaccines.

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The TB Centre

The TB Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a unique collaboration.

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The TB Centre brings together over 120 scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, statisticians, public health officers, and policy makers.

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