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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.

 

EMI TB 1st Annual Meeting, Kick-off

St George's, University of London

2-3 February 2015

EMI-TB participants February 2015.

EMI-TB got underway in earnest with a two day symposium meeting at the co-ordinating institution, St. George's, in London. There was a open session on day 1, giving a chance for anyone interested in the action to come and hear a range of talks covering scientific and managerial aspects, while day 2 focused on establishing research priorities for the first six months of the project.

Participants can access selected presentations, and the minutes of the meeting, here.