Conferences and symposiums Tuberculosis (TB) research in the era of the COVID‐19 pandemic: how do we continue?

09-09-2022 9:30 am - 5:15 pm Add to iCal
Karolinska University Hospital, Solna Lecture Hall, Torsten N Wiesel (NKS J3:04), Bioclinicum

Welcome to the 2nd national Tuberculosis conference at Bioclinicum, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna.

The Center for Tuberculosis research at KI will provide the meeting program, lunch, coffee, and dinner free of charge. 

Scientific program

(time slots are preliminary)


09.30‐09.50 Knut Lönnroth and Judith Bruchfeld, Karolinska Institutet: “Overview of TB research at Karolinska Institutet” 

09.50‐10.30 Dennis Falzon, WHO, Geneva (video talk): “Global TB research gaps and the renewed urgency due to the impact of covid‐19”

Session: Epigenetics and metabolomics in TB

10.30‐11.00 Maria Lerm, Linköping University: “Epigenetic biosignatures in TB diagnostics”

11.00‐11.30 Olena Rzhepishevska, Umeå University: ”Metabolomics as a method for TB research”

11.45‐13.00 Lunch

Session: TB transmission and diagnostics

12.30‐13.10 Grant Theron, Stellenbosch University, South Africa: “Host and bacteriological determinants of TB infectiousness”

13.10‐13.40 Per Björkman, Lund University: “TB infection among women of reproductive age in Ethiopia - results from a prospective cohort study”

Session: TB immunology and host‐pathogen interactions

13.40‐14.20 Delia Goletti, University Unicamillus, Rome, Italy: “From biomarkers to host‐directed therapy in TB”

14.20‐15.00 Simone Joosten, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden (LUMC), the Netherlands: “Mycobacterial growth control in natural vs vaccine induced protection”

15.00‐15.30 Coffe

Session: Anti‐TB treatment and drug discovery

15.30‐16.00 Gabriela Godaly, Lund University: “New therapies for pulmonary TB”

16.00‐16.40 Christoph Lange, Research Center Borstel, Germany: “Precision medicine against TB”

16.40‐17.10: Fredrik Almqvist, Umeå University: “Mycobacterial Tolerance Inhibitors - Chemical disarming of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis” 

18.00 Networking dinner at "Svarta Räfven", Aula Medica, KI Solna.


Registration form. Please register at June 30 at the latest.

Very welcome!

Meeting organizer is the steering committee of the Center for TB research at Karolinska Institutet.


Jay Achar Phd Student