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The consortium is pleased to announce that Dr Kris Huygen, Head of Immunology at the Belgian Scientific Institute for Public Health, has agreed to act as Scientific Advisor for the EMI-TB action.

Dr Kris Huygen has had an active research interest in TB immunology and vaccine development for over 20 years, and during that time she has made seminal contributions to the field, including pioneering DNA vaccination approaches and characterising the immune response to the Mtb Ag85 antigens. As Scientific Advisor, Dr Huygen will take an active part in directing the efforts of the EMI-TB consortium.