World TB Day – 24 March 2021

Globally, Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease agent.  Our sustained research in St Andrews over the last 10 years (on the disease and the pathogen responsible) has developed global capacity to improve tuberculosis …

24th March 2021 | igh


Scottish experts help fight Covid-19 in Uganda

Dr Derek Sloan is working closely with colleagues at the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in order to develop a series of adverts and programmes for Ugandan television about Covid-19.  These broadcasts are being transmitted on …

3rd June 2020 | Covid-19


Ebola preparedness in Rwanda

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in DR Congo continues to present challenges, not only to those who are directly affected, but to neighbouring countries.  Dr Sloan, a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews …

7th August 2019 | igh


New trial to combat TB

Scientists at the School of Medicine are leading the medical monitoring of a new clinical trial to treat tuberculosis more quickly.

5th September 2018 | news


MBLA Conference

the first ever Molecular bacterial load assay (MBLA) stakeholders conference was held at the University of St Andrews, 11th – 13th June 2018.

25th June 2018 | news


EDCTP Forum presentations

Dr Wilber Sabiiti and Dr Derek Sloan recently represented the University of St Andrews at the 8th EDCTP forum.

21st November 2016 | news