World TB Day 24 March 2015
In commemoration of World TB Day 24 March 2015, a short video on the PredArt TB-IRIS clinical trial being conducted by Assoc Professor Graeme Meintjes and colleagues has been released as part of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) presentation to the European parliament.
The PredArt study is being conducted in the HIV-TB clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where the incidence of TB and HIV is very high. EDCTP and the Department of Science and Technology, South Africa, are the principal funders.
Citation in The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection
Henry Stewart Talks Ltd London
Series: Cells of the Innate Immune System
Wilkinson, R. and Meintjes, G. (2012), "The role of myeloid cells in HIV associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome", in Gordon, S. (ed.), Cells of the Innate Immune System: Roles in health and disease, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at:
On-Line Presentations by 2 CIDRI Steering Committee Members
PROFESSOR WILLEM HANEKOM
Professor Willem Hanekom, co-director of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), speaks about his research in developing TB vaccines, the basis for his inaugural lecture, Vaccines to Prevent TB, delivered at the University of Cape Town on 4 May 2011. Click on the white arrow in the centre to view the video.
PROFESSOR VALERIE MIZRAHI
Valerie Mizrahi, Director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and professor at the University of Cape Town, has been at the forefront of developing new responses to HIV and TB for over 15 years. She has made a career working across both diseases and her research efforts have led to pivotal TB drug discoveries, but there is still a long way to go. Click on the white arrow in the centre to view the video.