Seminars

Seminar | TB preventive therapy: a new era is emerging

Abstract: TB infection is the reservoir of the TB epidemic. The burden of TB infection has recently been re-estimated at approximately 23%, amounting to approximately 1.7 billion people infected with TB globally. The uptake of isoniazid preventive therapy globally among people living with HIV and household contacts has been very poor. Recently published randomised clinical trials […]

Pathogen Molecular Biology Seminar | M. tuberculosis infection of host cells in time and space

Details Speaker: Maximiliano G. Gutierrez. The Francis Crick Institute Chair: Mike Blackman Date: 5 July 2018 Time: 12:45 pm Venue: LG6, Rose Room, Keppel Street

Seminar | Tuberculosis research in The Gambia

Dr. Sutherland is head of the tuberculosis case-contact (TBCC) platform and TB immunology laboratory at MRC Gambia. The TBCC platform is one of the longest running household contact studies worldwide and enables analysis of host-pathogen interactions across the spectrum of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease. Key projects include defining correlates of risk for development of […]

Pathogen Molecular Biology Seminar | Discovery of Bedaquiline – New drug for drug-resistant Tuberculosis

Co-hosted by the TB and AMR Centre Details Speaker: Dr Anil Koul, Department of Antimicrobial Research Janssen R&D, Belgium Chair: Prof Brendan Wren Date: 25 June 2018 Time: 12:45 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

TB Centre special seminars #2 | MSc project presentations

The TB Centre is organising an MSc Students’ Project Fair for all MSc students doing their summer project on any aspect of TB. This is an opportunity for current MSc students to give a brief powerpoint presentation on their planned project to get feedback from peers and staff at the School. At this project fair, students […]

TB Centre special seminars #1 | MSc project presentations

The TB Centre is organising an MSc Students’ Project Fair for all MSc students doing their summer project on any aspect of TB. This is an opportunity for current MSc students to give a brief powerpoint presentation on their planned project to get feedback from peers and staff at the School. At this project fair, students […]

North London Journal Club | Comparison of different treatments for isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis

Details Chair: Marc Lipman, Royal Free Hospital/UCL-TB Speaker: Helen Stagg, UCL-TB Date: 6 June 2018 Time: 4:00 pm Venue: Rockefeller Building 339, UCL Paper: Comparison of different treatments for isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis

Seminar | Redefining susceptibility and resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs

Co-hosted between the TB and AMR Centre Summary Redefining susceptibility and resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs Traditionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) had relied on expert opinion to set breakpoints for phenotypic drug-susceptibility testing (DST) for the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB). However, the evidence had been mounting that some of these […]

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 […]

PhD upgrade | Improving diagnosis and treatment of HIV-associated TB meningitis

Summary Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the second leading cause of adult meningitis in countries with high HIV prevalence, such as Uganda. Outcomes from TBM are poor, particularly in HIV co-infection which confers a 2 to 3-fold increased risk of death. One of the contributory factors is the lack of a rapid and reliable diagnostic test […]