Inaugural lecture | Medicinal Maths: a career modelling bugs

Details Speaker: Professor Richard White, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling Date: Thursday 9 November 2017 Time: 17:15 – 19:00 Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Followed by a drinks reception in the North Courtyard Atrium. The lecture will be streamed live. Free and open to all. No registration is required. Entrance is on a first come, first serve […]

ITD Seminar | Why does BCG protect against tuberculosis… and why does it not?

Summary BCG vaccination often fails to protect against TB, hence the need for a new TB vaccine. But sometimes it works. What’s going on, immunologically, in both cases and how can this information help us develop a better vaccine? Details Speaker: Dr Steven Smith, LSHTM Date: 8 November 2017 Time: 12.30 pm Venue: Lucas Room – LG81 Watch […]

Seminar | Financial hardship from drug resistant tuberculosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; A patient cost survey

Summary Even though tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment is free, households affected by drug resistant (DR) TB incur hidden costs from direct “out of pocket” expenses for consultations, transport, additional food and natural remedies, as well as lost income from personal and family members’ time away from work. The global TB strategy prioritises protecting all […]

Seminar | My wife has drug-resistant TB; and what of me and our children?

Co-hosted with the AMR Centre Summary The last two decades have seen huge leaps in the recognition and diagnosis of MDR-TB and therapeutic management is gradually catching up. Nevertheless, for an affected household the identification of an individual with MDR-TB using a novel diagnostic and the initiation of an exciting new treatment regimen, is only […]

PhD upgrading seminar | Accelerating the development of effective vaccines for protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Overview Immunology and Infection PhD Upgrading Seminar “Accelerating the development of effective vaccines for protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis”. Speaker: Hannah Painter. Supervisors: Helen Fletcher, Andrea Zelma and Rajko Reljik Details Speaker: Hannah Painter Date: Thursday 28 September 2017, 12:30 Venue: Bennett Room LG80, Keppel Street

Pre-viva seminar | Investigating Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in rural Malawi

Overview Current control strategies are failing to contain the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic and are limited by our lack of understanding of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) transmission dynamics, especially in HIV-prevalent settings. M.tb infection in children aged under 5 years of age indicates recent transmission, acting as a sentinel for infectious (typically adult) TB and highlights recent failures in community control […]

Seminar | 99DOTS: A low-cost real-time technology for remote adherence monitoring for TB treatment using mobile phones

Summary Developing a patient-friendly and effective solution for adherence monitoring for TB treatment has been an open problem for decades. 99DOTS is a low-cost, mobile phone-based technology that enables real-time remote monitoring of daily intake of medication. This system makes treatment more accessible and convenient for patients while enabling providers to focus on the highest […]

Webinar | A Brief History of Tuberculosis Transmission Research Between 1880 and 1940: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Details Speaker Professor Peter Donald, Paediatrics and Child Health & Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University Peter Roderick Donald is emeritus professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has a wide range of interests […]

Seminar | The Almighty Dollar? Quantifying the Effect of Social Protection on TB Outcomes

  The Almighty Dollar? Quantifying the Effect of Social Protection on TB Outcomes Daniel Carter will discuss the effect on successful TB treatment from tackling poverty in Brazil. Summary It is widely held that social protection programmes are effective at reducing poverty in low and middle income countries. Given the intimate association between TB and poverty, it […]

Seminar | Back to the Future: New insights into the pathogenesis and management of drug resistant TB

Details Speaker: Professor Keertan Dheda, Head of the Division of Pulmonology, and The Lung Infection and Immunology Unit at University of Cape Town Date: Tuesday 25th July, 12:00 – 13:00 Venue: LG80, Keppel Street All welcome – if coming from outside the School please dial ext 4798 (before 12noon) at the Reception in Keppel St (    ***********************   […]