Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2018

Held by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Cape Town in partnership with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). Supported by The Lancet. The Lecture will be followed by a reception. Speaker: Professor Liz Corbett (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Title: Re-imagining HIV and TB […]

World TB Day Symposium 2018

World TB Day On 24 March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 when 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 LSHTM and UCL. World TB Day Symposium 2018 – The Challenge of […]

PhD upgrade | Should empirical oral antibiotics remain part of TB diagnostic algorithms in the era of antimicrobial stewardship?

Summary Antimicrobial resistance(AMR) is a growing public health threat which is in part fueled by empirical antibiotic usage. However, to complement suboptimal diagnostics for Tuberculosis(TB), the leading cause of infectious disease mortality, standard diagnostic algorithms include empirical antibiotic use. The antibiotic course, referred to as “trial-of-antibiotics” and given to mycobacteriology negative but symptomatic adults, is […]

Seminar | Lessons Learned from Clinical Studies on TB Drugs and Diagnostics in South Korea

Immunology and Infection Seminar Details Speaker: Prof Sang Nae Cho, Yonsei University College of Medicine Host: Jackie Cliff Date: 28 March 2018 Time: 12:30 Venue: Bennett Room LG80, Keppel Street

Seminar | Journey into sub-Saharan Africa HIV co-infections, TB and CMV

Pathogen Molecular Biology Seminar Details Speaker: Dr Matthew Bates, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln Host: Ursula Gompels Date: 12 April 2018 Time: 12:45 Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

LSHTM and UCL student-led seminar | Post-World TB Day Event

Co-hosted between LSHTM TB and AMR Centres and UCL-TB Summary Following this year’s World TB Day Symposium there will be a student-led session, co-hosted between the LSHTM TB and AMR Centres and UCL TB. The goal of this student-led event is to facilitate networking between research students from the two institutions and MSc students with interest […]

Journal club | urine diagnostics in HIV & hospital admissions

Details Speaker: Ankur Gupta-Wright, LSHTM Date: 26 April 2018 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Venue: LG8, Keppel Street Paper: TBC, likely STAMP trial (urine diagnostics in HIV & Hospital admissions)

Journal club | Household-Contact Investigation for Detection of Tuberculosis in Vietnam

Summary The TB Centre journal clubs allow staff and students the opportunity to discuss some of the latest research. They are a great opportunity to share knowledge and foster relationships across research disciplines, and we welcome attendance to all who are interested. This journal club session will be discussing the paper by Greg Fox in […]