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The Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize

About the Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund The Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund was established through a global partnership between the TB Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, at the University of  Cape Town, South Africa and The Union, also supported by The Lancet  in 2016. The Research Leadership Prize was introduced as part […]

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 […]

TB Centre MSc Student Summer Project Fair

Have you thought about your Summer Project yet? Are you interested in TB? If so, come along to the TB Centre MSc Student Summer Project Fair where LSHTM researchers will be giving a brief overview of proposed projects. It’s a great chance to hear about a wide range of TB-related proposals, and meet the staff offering […]

TSRU Meeting 2017

On behalf of the South African National Department of Health Tuberculosis Think Tank* and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV), we invite you to attend the TSRU meeting 2017. Location: Aurum Institute, 29 Queens Rd, Johannesburg, 2194, South Africa Please register online before 24th of February 2017 During the meeting, planned, ongoing or finalized research projects relevant to […]

LSHTM/UCL World TB day symposium

World TB Day Symposium 2017 On the 24th of March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 that 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 the LSHTM TB Centre and UCL-TB. Please book […]

Film Screening: Rise of the Superbug

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2016 Time: 5:30 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Film UAEM London will be screening Al Jazeera’s ‘Rise of the Superbug’ a documentary on the developing threat of antimicrobial resistance, followed by a talk on Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis by Professor David Moore […]

New Publication: Sex differences in tuberculosis burden and notifications in low- and middle-income countries

Sex differences in tuberculosis burden and notifications in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health priority and is now the leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. Over the past twenty years, TB case notifications among men have exceeded those among women in most […]

New publication: systematic review of TB vaccine modelling

TB Centre members have  a new publication in the Journal of Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. “Systematic review of mathematical models exploring the epidemiological impact of future TB vaccines” Rebecca C. Harris , MBioch, MSc, Tom Sumner , BSc, PhD, Gwenan M. Knight , BA, MSc, MRes, PhD & Richard G White , BSc, MSc, PhD […]

Giant rats: a novel tool to diagnose TB in prisoners.

A recent article in The Guardian is looking at novel approaches for finding TB patients applied in prisons in Tanzania and Mozambique. Both countries use highly smell sensitive and trained giant rats to detect patients with tuberculosis. You can read the full article here.     Image: The Guardian

World TB Day 2016: Videos and interviews with leading experts in tuberculosis research

Leading tuberculosis (TB) experts from the University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) were interviewed during the World TB Day 2016. They discussed various aspects of TB including diagnosis, vaccine development and immune correlates. Click here for the full article. There is also a youtube video of the interview, […]