Seminars

Seminar | Improving TB mortality estimates: Numbers, new strategies and tools

Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is leading single infectious disease killer in the world, responsible for high morbidity and mortality. However, there is considerable uncertainty about the precise number of people dying of the TB. New strategies and tools are needed to improve TB mortality estimates, especially in countries where no vital registration systems exist, or where […]

Does BCG protect infants from severe forms of childhood tuberculosis by trained innate and humoral mechanisms?

Department of Immunology and Infection PhD Upgrading Seminar Tuesday 11th September 12:30 Lucas Room (LG81) Does BCG protect infants from severe forms of childhood tuberculosis by trained innate and humoral mechanisms? Speaker: Egle Butkeviciute Supervisors: Steven Smith and Christine Jones (SGUL)    A L L  W E L C O M E     According […]

Immunology and Infection Department & TB Centre 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 infection and/or […]

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