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.

Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2018

This lecture is organised in honour of the life and work of Stephen Lawn. Steve was Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and an active member of the TB Centre and worked closely with the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he was based from 2005 to 2012. He died in September 2016, and this second annual memorial lecture will be held in London, and also delivered in Cape Town on 19th March 2018. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

See our Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2018 event page for more information.

World TB Day Symposium 2018 – The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance

We will be holding our symposium on Friday 23 March at the John Snow Lecture Theatre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the programme will run throughout the day, with lunch provided. For those who can’t make it in person, we will be streaming all of the talks live on the day – but please still register and choose the ‘online’ ticket.

Our theme for World TB Day 2018 is the challenge of antimicrobial resistant TB, and will include a debate that tackles the question: ‘do we need host-directed therapy if we have a universal drug regimen?’


See our World TB Day Symposium event page for more information.

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

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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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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