The global fight against tuberculosis

Medical research is one of the most important outputs for a university, with breakthroughs potentially saving lives around the world. Professor Stephen Gillespie and colleagues at the School of Medicine have done just this, developing global capacity to improve tuberculosis treatment by developing shorter, safer drug regimens, and improved diagnostics for monitoring treatment. Heat map of tuberculosis …

30th September 2021 | igh


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


Funding awarded for TB research

The St Andrews tuberculosis research group together with global health partners have won a €4.9 million grant from the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).  Led by Prof Kogieleum Naidoo, of CAPRISA in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the TRiAD consortium seeks to determine how …

29th December 2020 | igh