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September Research S100A8/A9 regulates CD11b expression and neutrophil recruitment during chronic tuberculosis
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 15:30

Professor Tom Scriba has co-authored a research paper titled: "S100A8/A9 regulates CD11b expression and neutrophil recruitment during chronic tuberculosis" appearing in the Journal of Clinical Investigation

September Research Fetal public Vγ9Vδ2 T cells expand and gain potent cytotoxic functions early after birth
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 14:00

SATVI researchers Elisa Nemes, Tom Scriba, Hadn Africa, Marcia Steyn, Helen Veldtsman and Libby Briel have co-authored a research paper titled: "Fetal public Vγ9Vδ2 T cells expand and gain potent cytotoxic functions early after birth" appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America. 

4 August 2020 Research Vacancy: Postdoc Fellow
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 - 08:45

We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Immunology to conduct research on a large project aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of subclinical TB and identifying immune correlates of protection against TB. The project is part of an international effort to discover immune correlates of protection against TB in the context of two phase 2b clinical trials of TB vaccination that demonstrated protection. Closing date 15 September 2020

24 July 2020 Targeting Unconventional Host Components for Vaccination-Induced Protection Against TB
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 14:15

Associate Professor Elisa Nemes has co-authored a paper titled "Targeting Unconventional Host Components for Vaccination-Induced Protection Against TB" appearing in the Frontiers in Immunology Journal.

Immune serum-activated human macrophages coordinate with eosinophils to immobilize Ascaris suum larvae
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 - 08:45

Professor Mark Hatherill has co-authored a research paper titled "Immune serum-activated human macrophages coordinate with eosinophils to immobilize Ascaris suum larvae" appearing in the Parasite Immunology Journal.

5 July 2020 Research published: Regional changes in TB disease burden among adolescents in South Africa
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 12:15

SATVI researchers Eric Wekasa Bunyasi, Mark Hatherill, Humphrey Mulenga, Angelique Luabeya, Justin Shenje, Simon Mendelsohn, Elisa Nemes and Tom Scriba have published a research paper titled "Regional changes in tuberculosis disease burden among adolescents in South Africa (2005–2015)" appearing in the PLOS ONE journal.

25 May 2020 New multi-functional TB blood test validated
Mon, 25 May 2020 - 10:30

Researchers the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research (USA) and a large consortium of collaborators have developed a validated a new, simple blood-based test that has the potential to serve multiple functions in the fight against TB. 

A new algorithm to study millions of receptors that T cells use to recognise pathogens
Fri, 08 May 2020 - 17:30

Scientists from UCT and Stanford Medicine University have developed a new method to compare and find commonalities within millions of T cell receptors (TCR), the receptors used by T cells to recognise pathogens.

22 April 2010 SATVI Annual Report 2019 available
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 - 13:30

The 2019 SATVI Annual Report is now available online. 

20 April 2020 Latest Research: Renewing the fight against TB with an old vaccine
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 - 12:45

Professor Val Mizrahi and Tom Scriba have co-authored a journal article titled "Renewing the Fight Against TB With an Old Vaccine" appearing in the Cell journal. 

7 April 2020 Research: Immune Phenotype and Functionality of Mtb-Specific T-Cells in HIV/TB Co-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Treatment.
Thu, 16 Apr 2020 - 10:00

SATVI researchers Professor Tom Scriba, Associate Professor Elisa Nemes, Cheleka Mpande and Tim Reid have co-authored a journal article titled "Immune Phenotype and Functionality of Mtb-Specific T-Cells in HIV/TB Co-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Treatment" appearing in the Pathogens journal.

26 March 2020 Notice to SATVI study participants: COVID-19 Lockdown
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 - 18:30

Due to the lockdown announced by the South African President, we want to bring the following information to the attention of all participants in SATVI studies.

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