Royal Society lecture tonight

2011-05-12 00:00

PROFESSOR William Bishai is giving the Royal Society lecture tonight entitled, Drug-resistant TB: Fitness, Frailty, and the Future. It will examine the critical public health implications of the emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis against the background of the latest research into these resistant strains.

Bishai is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the U.S., where he serves as co-director of the JHU Centre for TB Research, as well as director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV — an institute set up in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also the co-chair of the WHO’s — Stop TB Partnership’s Working Group for New TB Drugs.

The lecture is at 5.45 pm for 6.00 pm at the John Bews Lecture Theatre, Life Sciences Campus, Pietermaritzburg. Call Edith Elliott on 033 260 5455 or 082 415 94 35 for inquires.


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