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15 August 2017 NEW VACANCY: Laboratory Technologist
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:30

South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), located within Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a 24-month contract position of Laboratory Technologist based in Worcester.

14 August 2017 LATEST RESEARCH: Optimization and interpretation of serial QuantiFERON testing to measure acquisition of M. tuberculosis infection
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 13:15

SATVI authors have published research in which they find that the implementation of optimized procedures and a more rigorous QuantiFERON-TB conversion definition, an increase from IFNy<0.2 to >0.7 IU/mL, would allow more definitive detection of recent M.tb infection and potentially improve identification of those more likely to develop disease.

9 August 2017 SATVI hosts delegation from the Cape Winelands Education Department
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:45

On Thursday 3 August the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative hosted a delegation from the Cape Winelands Education TB & HIV Program.

7 August 2017 Research Published: Differential Recognition of Mtb-specific Epitopes as a Function of Tuberculosis Disease History
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 22:15

SATVI authors Professor Mark Hatherill, Associate Professor Tom Scriba,  Drs. Munyaradzi Musvosvi and Virginie Rozoton have co-authored a research paper titled "Differential recognition of Mtb-specific epitopes as a function of tuberculosis disease history" appearing in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

30 July 2017 Welcome to Professor David Lewinsohn
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 13:45

 Welcome to Dr David M. Lewinsohn, visiting Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, who will be focusing on research into whether or not MR1-restricted T cells have the capacity for immunologic memory during his stay with SATVI.

17 July 2017 Research Published: Cross-species Mycobacterial Inhibition Assay Project 2010 -2014
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:45

SATVI authors Tom Scriba,  Adam Penn-Nicholson and Mwandile Erasmus have co-authored a research paper titled "The Crosspecies Mycobacterial Growth Inhibition Assay (MGIA) Project 2010-2014" appearing in the Clinical and Vaccine Immunology journal.

6 July 2017 Research Published: Impact of Isoniazid preventive therapy on the evaluation of long-term effectiveness of infant MVA85A vaccination
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:30

SATVI authors have published an article titled  “Impact of Isoniazid preventive therapy on the evaluation of long-term effectiveness of infant MVA85A vaccination” appearing in the International Journal of Tuberculosis  and Lung Disease.

 

29 June 2017 SATVI says farewell to Dr Hennie Geldenhuys
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 22:30

Staff and students of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) recently bid farewell to Doctor Hennie Geldenhuys, who will depart from SATVI at the end of June 2017.

26 June 2017 Research: Identifying specificity groups in the T cell receptor repertoire
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 13:30

Associate Professor Thomas Scriba has co-authored a research paper titled "Identifying specificity groups in the T cell receptor repertoire" appearing in the Nature Journal.

Determining M. tuberculosis components to be included in vaccines
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 07:30

Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and Statens Serum Institute (SSI) have published research that provides important insights for determining which components of Mycobacterium tuberculosis should be included in TB vaccines as targets for the immune response.

5 June 2017 Research Long-lasting Tuberculous Pleurisy
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:30

SATVI authors Professor Mark Hatherill and Associate Professor Tom Scriba have co-authored a research paper titled "Long-lasting pleurisy" appearing in the European Respiratory Journal.

2 June 2017 SATVI presents Community Engagement Projects at Stellenbosch Conference
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00

On Thursday 18 May 2017 SATVI participated in the Ukwanda Rural Research Day seminar which was held in Worcester at the University of Stellenbosch campus.Dr Michele Tameris, SATVI  Principal Investigator presented an oral paper titled “Building a portfolio of Community Engagement Projects to enhance TB knowledge”

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