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Symposium on Interdisciplinary Research for TB Elimination

When: Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Thursday, 23 March 2017
Where: Parktown Health Sciences Campus
The Adler Museum
Start time:8:00


The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Office of Research & Postgraduate Affairs are hosting a Symposium for Interdisciplinary Research for TB Elimination.

The Symposium will profile the work being done at Wits to eliminate, treat and better understand the disease and is being held to commemorate World TB Day on 24 March 2017.

Wits researchers have made significant inroads in understanding more about TB. Most recently researchers from DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB research (CBTBR) at Wits published landmark studies revealing profound insights into the way the TB mycobacteria grows and mutates and greater insight into the complexity of successful treatment in tuberculosis patients.

Professor Bavesh Kana, Co-Director DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research will present these studies as part of his talk entitled: " Can we find all the bacteria?". He will be joined by several other researchers and clinicians who are experts in their fields.

View the programme here.


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