The complexity of TB diagnosis: Can chemistry contribute?


We held a Chemistry Biology Interface Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry on Friday the 21st of June 2013. The workshop was aimed to highlight the novel research that is taking place at the interface between biology and chemistry; whilst enhancing the possibilities to network on a regional and international level with regards to the detection of TB.

Gwenin - Bangor Universities Electrochemistry and Biosensors GroupFrom left to right Prof Mark Baird, Dr Mark Pitts, Ivor Langley of the Tropical Disease Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Dr Chris Gwenin, Dr Edward Guy from Public Health Wales, Sally Williams from Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Dr Martin Vordermeier from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency and Dr Andy Ramsay from the World Health Organisation.

This workshop was aimed to highlight the novel research that is taking place at the interface between biology and chemistry; whilst enhancing the possibilities to network on a regional and international level with regards to the detection of TB.
The workshop pulled together experts in the field of the detection of TB.

Event timings
9am – 3:30pm conference programme.
3.30pm drinks reception.

Speakers
Lonely, frustrated diagnostic test developer WLTM knowledgeable partner with lots of resources
Dr Andy Ramsey,
World Health Organisation

Lipid based TB detection
Dr Mark Pitts,
Bangor University

Field use of the single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin test
Dr Sally Williams,
Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency

Chair Afternoon Sessions
Dr Andy Ramsey
World Health Organisation

Antigen mining for TB vaccines and ante-mortem DIVA diagnosis for cattle: In silico not (yet) good enough?
Dr Martin Vordermeier
Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency

Improving TB diagnosis in developing countries requires more than just improved test accuracy
Ivor Langley
Tropical & Infectious Disease Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Disease: Background
Dr Edward Guy
Public Health Wales


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School of Chemistry, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK

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Applied Research in Chemistry and Public Health (ARCH)

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