Past events

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 […]

PhD upgrade | Incorporating feasibility in priority-setting: A case study of tuberculosis control in South Africa

Details Speaker: Fiammetta Bozzani, Global Health and Development, PHP Date: 1 May 2018 Time: 10:00 Venue: Jenny Roberts room, Tavistock Place

Journal club | A cluster of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among patients arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa

Details Speaker: Ankur Gupta-Wright, LSHTM Date: 26 April 2018 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Venue: LG8, Keppel Street Paper: A cluster of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among patients arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa: a molecular epidemiological study, TM Walker et al, Lancet Infectious Disease April 2018

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]