Tuberculosis: vaccines, diagnostics and experience

The University of Oxford is marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Franz Kafka with a programme of activities celebrating his works and enduring legacy.

Kafka died in 1924 of tuberculosis, which remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, not least because of the prevalence of drug-resistant strains of TB. Researchers at the University of Oxford, supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), are tackling TB in a variety of ways, from vaccines to more targeted treatments.

Join us for this exciting talk at the Weston Library looking at various aspects of tuberculosis and how Oxford is at the forefront of addressing this major global challenge.

Professor Helen McShane, Deputy Head of the Medical Sciences Division and Director of the Oxford BRC, has a wealth of experience in this field, including developing revolutionary new TB candidate vaccines.

Dr Philip Fowler will explore the role of genetics in identifying TB strains and their resistance to antibiotics and so developing more effective treatments.

And patient representative Amy will share her personal TB journey, through the challenges of diagnosis and treatment.